The Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) has announced its bipartisan leadership for the 114th Congress.
CSC is proud to announce its leadership will consist leadership from both sides of the aisle for their 114th Congress.
The Senate Co-Chairs include Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) with Vice-Chairs Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). The House of Representatives Co-Chairs will consist of Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) and Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Vice-Chairs Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX).
CSF President, Jeff Crane told reporters, “CSF is honored to work with the leadership and the nearly 300 members of the CSC, who all share the common interest in protecting and advancing the sportsmen’s heritage through wildlife conservation policies that benefit hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping. With bipartisan members in the Senate and House from nearly 50 states, it is clear that outdoor traditions are enjoyed by all constituencies throughout the nation.”
Senator Risch spoke of the Gem State’s values saying, “It is an honor to serve as Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus after serving as Vice-Chair in both the 112th and 113th Congress. Like so many other Idahoans, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and shooting sports and value the strong principles associated with them. I look forward to working with Senator Manchin in the U.S. Senate on behalf of America’s sportsmen and women.”
Senator Manchin expressed similar feelings, “As an avid sportsman, I know firsthand that our hunting and fishing heritage is so important to who we are as West Virginians and as Americans. It is truly a privilege to Co-Chair the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus in the 114th Congress. As Co-Chair, one of my top priorities will be to make sure that the people in the Mountain State and across this nation will continue to enjoy hunting and fishing, recreational shooting and have the ability to appreciate all that the outdoors have to offer.”
“As a life-long hunter and outdoorsman, I am honored and excited to help lead this important Caucus. I look forward to working with my fellow sportsmen and women in Congress to protect our natural state treasures and promote our strong hunting and fishing heritage,” Senator Walz told reporters.
Senator Wittman also spoke of the sportsmen in our great nation, “The contributions of the sporting community are absolutely critical for promoting conservation efforts across the nation. As a lifelong hunter and fisherman, I am proud to serve as a Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus for the 114th Congress, and I am eager to continue working to champion policies that protect the rights of our citizens to enjoy sporting activities in the outdoors.”
Outgoing leadership included: House Co-Chairs Congressmen Bob Latta (OH) and Bennie Thompson (MS); and Co-Chairs Senators Kay Hagan (NC) and John Thune (SD) and Vice-Chair Senator Mark Pryor (AR).
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) was established 26 years ago with CSC to bridge the gap between the caucus and the sportsmen’s community.