Letters & Policy Statements

OAK LETTERS AND POLICY STATEMENTS

E – Education
H – Community Health and Wellness
S – Environmental Stewardship

2021
February 23, 2021: Sign-on letter to House Committee on Rules requesting that the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act of 2021 (H.R. 803) be amended to add the Outdoors for All Act.

February, 2021: OAK Recommendations for the President Biden / Vice President Harris Administration

Monday, January 25, 2021: Sign-on letter to House and Senate leadership with OAK’s updated requests for supplemental stimulus package funding.

2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Sign-on letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees with OAK’s FY21 appropriations requests.

Monday, November 16, 2020: Sign-on letters thanking Congressional champions for a successful Every Kid Outdoors extension effort.

August 27, 2020: Sign-on letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt requesting the extension of the 2019-2020 Every Kid Outdoors pass.

August 7, 2020: Sign-on letter to House and Senate leadership supplemental stimulus package funding requests for critical relief funds for OAK priorities.

July 28, 2020: OAK Steering Committee member sign-on letter to the House Natural Resources Committee requesting support for the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act (H.R. 3879) in its July 29, 2020 markup.

-July 20, 2020: Sign-on letter to the House requesting clean passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 7092).

-June 29, 2020: Sign-on letter to the House requesting OAK priority provisions from the INVEST Act and Outdoors for All Act be included in the passage of the Moving Forward Act.

-June 4, 2020: Sign-on letter to Senate and House leadership requesting clean passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (S.3422).

-May 4, 2020: Sign-on letter to Senate and House leadership and Senate Committee on Appropriations and House Appropriations Committee on stimulus package funding requests for critical relief funds for OAK priorities.

March 13, 2020: House FY2021 Department of the Interior Appropriations sign-on letter to the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies

-February 27, 2020: House sign-on letter to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on transportation reauthorization

-February 21, 2020: House sign-on letter to House Natural Resources Committee on the Outdoors for All Act, H.R. 4512

2019
-October 29, 2019Senate sign-on letter on the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR Act), S.1665
-May 3, 2019
: House and Senate FY2020 Appropriations letters to Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
-May 3, 2019
: House and Senate FY2020 Appropriations letters to Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
-May 3, 2019: House and Senate FY2020 Appropriations letters to Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development
-May 3, 2019
House and Senate FY2020 Appropriations letters to Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
-February 21, 2019: House Letter Every Kid Outdoors Act in Public Lands Package S. 47 (E,H,S)
-February 1, 2019: Senate Letter Every Kid Outdoors Act in Public Lands Package S. 47 (E,H,S)

2018
-November 13, 2018: Senate Letter on Every Kid Outdoors Act (E,H,S)
-June 5, 2018: Letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the Every Kid in a Park program (E,H,S)

2017
-December 21, 2017: OAK Comments on National Park Service fee increase proposal (E,H,S)
-September 25, 2017: Letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the Every Kid in a Park program (E,H,S)
-August 15, 2017: Letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue  (E,H,S)
-July 19, 2017: OAK Testimony on S. 1522 (Every Kid Outdoors Act) prepared for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on National Parks (E,H,S)
-July 11, 2017: VIDEO: OAK Congressional Briefing on Every Kid Outdoors Act and FY18 Budget (E,H,S)
-July 11, 2017: OAK policy pillars and fiscal year 2018 budget priorities leave behind (E,H,S)
-July 7, 2017: OAK Federal Register Comments on the “Review of Certain National Monuments Established Since 1996” – Docket ID: DOI-2017-0002-0001 (S)
-May 9, 2017: FY18 Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (E,H,S)
-May 9, 2017: FY18 Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Relates Agencies (H,S)
-May 9, 2017: FY18 Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (H)
-March 16, 2017: Letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (E,H,S)

2016
-September 21, 2016: Letter to Congress on Every Kid in a Park program (E, H, S)
-April 15, 2016: Written Testimony to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies: FY 2017 Appropriations (E, H, S)

2015
-November 13, 2015: OAK supports the Senate version (S. 1177) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (E)
-April 21, 2015: Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) letter to Senator Murkowski and Senator Cantwell (H,S)
-March 25, 2015: Written Testimony to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies: FY 2016 Appropriations (E,H,S)
-February 27, 2015: Every Kid in a Park thank you letter to President Obama (E,H)
-February 27, 2015: No Child Left Inside Act of 2015 Sponsor thank you letter (E,H)

2014
-September 9, 2014: OAK Advocacy Day leave behind (Healthy Kids Outdoors Act, No Child Left Inside Act, Public Lands Service Corps Act, Transportation Reauthorization) (E,H,S)
-June 23, 2014: Letter to Congress on the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act of 2014 (E,H,S)
-June 23, 2014: Great Outdoors America Week lobby leave behind (Healthy Kids Outdoors Act, No Child Left Inside Act, Public Lands Service Corps Act, Transportation Reauthorization)
-May 23, 2014: Written Testimony to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies: FY2015 Appropriations
-January 8, 2014: OAK Letter to the White House in support of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps

2013
-June 25, 2013: Great Outdoors America Week lobby leave behind (Healthy Kids Outdoors Act, No Child Left Inside Act and the Public Lands Service Corps Act) (E,H,S)
-June 4, 2013: Letter to Congress on the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2013 (S)
-March 1, 2013: Letter to Congress on Sequestration (E,H,S)

2012
-February 13, 2012: Transportation Authorization Letter to Congress (H)

2010
-June 30, 2010: OAK recommendations on the President’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative (E,H,S)
-February 4, 2010: OAK Letter to First Lady Michelle Obama encouraging the incorporation of the outdoors into her Let’s Move campaign (H)

E – Education
H – Community Health and Wellness
S – Environmental Stewardship