WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed into law Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan legislation – the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Act (S. 310) – which will reauthorize the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s program to promote the long-term conservation, education, research, monitoring, and habitat protection for more than 380 species of migratory birds.

Portman introduced the bill with Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and it was approved by the Senate and House as part of a larger lands package that includes more than 100 public lands and natural resource bills. Portman issued the following statement:

“Hundreds of bird species migrate through Ohio each year, making Lake Erie one of the most popular destinations for birdwatching. Birding contributes more than $20 million to Ohio’s tourism industry and attracts visitors from across the world each year. Protecting and conserving these bird populations is critically important and I am pleased the president to signed this legislation into law today.”