(Washington, DC) - As the 111th session of the United States Congress begins, and a new administration takes over the executive branch, sportsmen and women across the country will have strong bi-partisan legislative support on issues important to America's outdoor and sporting heritage.
Selected by their fellow sportsmen in the United States House of Representatives, Representative Dan Boren (D-OK) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) have been chosen to serve as House Caucus Co-Chairs.
"As an avid sportsman with a deep appreciation for the outdoors, it is an honor to be named Co-Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. I look forward to working in the 111th Congress on behalf of the millions of sportsmen and women in Oklahoma and the United States," said Rep. Boren.
"I'm excited about co-chairing this caucus and working in a bipartisan way on issues that impact my fellow hunters, fishers, and all who enjoy the outdoors. Hunting and fishing are ingrained in Wisconsin's culture, and it's an honor to be able to chair this caucus and pursue our shared goals of habitat conservation and preserving sportsmen's rights," said Rep. Ryan.
Working alongside Co-Chairs Boren and Ryan, Representative Mike Ross (D-AR) and Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL) were chosen as House Caucus Vice-Chairs.
"I am honored to have been selected by my colleagues to serve as a Vice Chair for the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus," said Rep. Ross. "Outdoor activities like hunting and fishing are an important part of our heritage and way of life, especially in rural areas like Arkansas."
"As a member of this caucus, I will work hard to defend the rights and values of sportsmen in the House of Representatives and look forward to ensuring this important part of the American way of life is preserved," said Rep. Miller.
The Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus and the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with pride in its past legislative accomplishments and with an eye on the future of hunting, angling, and conservation issues."Members of the Sportsmen's Caucus have a 20 year history of passing legislation that effectively protects hunters, anglers, and habitat and with our new leadership leading the way we expect no less in the current Congress," said Jeff Crane, President of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation.