America’s Great Outdoors Congressional Champions

Several members of Congress and Senators were honored as America’s Great Outdoors Congressional Champions during Great Outdoors America Week or GO America Week (June 26-June 28, 2012 in Washington DC). In the heart of Great Outdoors Month, GO America Week brought outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life -- high school students and adults, active members of the military and veterans, conservationists and business leaders, hunters and anglers, bikers and boaters -- together to celebrate America’s great outdoors, and ask their elected officials to protect our natural heritage.  Several Tennesseans traveled to the nation’s capital to participate.

Great Outdoors America Week offered an opportunity for advocates to take direct action on a number of conservation issues, ranging from wilderness and national monument protection to reconnecting inner-city kids to the great outdoors. Great Outdoors America Week serves as another example of the long-standing, bipartisan tradition of conservation in the United States.

America’s Great Outdoors Congressional Champions

Senate

CA
• Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
• Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

CO
• Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) 
• Senator Mark Udall (D-CO)

CT
• Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)

ME
• Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
• Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

MT
• Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)
• Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)

NC
• Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)

NH
• Senator Jean Shaheen (D-NH)

NM
• Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

NV
• Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)

OR
• Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

RI
• Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

TN
• Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

WA
• Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
• Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

WV
• Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)

House

AZ
• Representative Raul Grijalva (D-7th/AZ)

CA
• Representative Judy Chu (D-32nd/CA) 
• Representative Sam Farr (D-17th/CA)
• Representative John Garamendi (D-10th/CA)
• Representative Mike Thompson (D-1st/CA)

CO
• Representative Jared Polis (D-2nd/CO)

CT
• Representative Chris Murphy (D-5th/CT)

IL
• Representative Robert Dold (R-10th/IL)

MA
• Representative Edward Markey (D-7th/MA)
• Representative John Olver (D-1st/MA)

MD
• Representative John Sarbanes (D-3rd/MD)

ME
• Representative Mike Michaud (D-2nd/ME)

MI
• Representative Dale Kildee (D-5th/ MI)

MN
• Representative Betty McCollum (D-4th/MN)

NH
• Representative Charles Bass (R-2nd/NH)

NJ
• Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th/NJ)
• Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd/NJ)

NM
• Representative Martin Heinrich (D-1st/NM)
• Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D-3rd/NM)

NY
• Representative Nan Hayworth (R-19th/NY)
• Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-22nd/NY)

OH
• Representative Steve LaTourette (R-14th/OH)

OR
• Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-3rd/OR)

PA
• Representative Charlie Dent (R-15th/PA)
• Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (R-8th/PA)

VA
• Representative Jim Moran (D-8th/VA)
• Representative Rob Wittman (R-1st/VA)

WA
• Representative Norm Dicks (D-6th/WA)
• Representative Rick Larsen (D-2nd/WA)
• Representative Dave Reichert (R-8th/WA)

WI
• Representative Ron Kind (D-3rd/WI)
• Representative Tom Petri (R-6th/WI)

WV
• Representative Nick Rahall (D-3rd/WV)
 

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