Congress Votes to Restore Hunter Education, In Rebuke to Biden
CONGRESS MAKES BIPARTISAN REBUKE of PRESIDENT BIDEN’S HUNTER EDUCATION ATTACKS
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) praised the U.S. Congress for the swift and decisive vote to rebuke President Joe Biden’s unprecedented move to defund scholastic hunter education and archery programs available for youths. The U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 5110, the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act, in a 424-1 vote and the U.S. Senate hot-lined the legislation, passing it by unanimous consent. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Mark Green (R-TN) and Richard Hudson (R-NC) is now headed to President Biden’s desk for consideration.
The White House has not signaled whether the president will sign or veto the legislation. However, Congress approved the bill in a rare and overwhelming veto-proof majority. Should the president veto the legislation, Congress could override the president’s veto and enact the law.
“This is a tremendous victory for true and proven firearm safety, as well as a reminder of how Congress can unite to protect the American public from special-interest driven agendas,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “This should have never been an issue. Congress never wrote into the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that hunter education and archery programs