This ran in Politico on September 7, 2018
FLYING IN: A delegation of elected officials, who are part of the “Elected Officials to Protect America’s Public Lands” and who are U.S. military veterans, will hit the Hill today to urge lawmakers to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Sens. Ron Wyden, Rob Portman, Merkley, and Martin Heinrich, as well as Rep. Peter DeFazio, are among the lawmakers the state and local officials will meet with today.
In the front row Del. Pat Young (MD), Rep. Debbie Sarinana (NM) Asm. Felix Ortiz (NY) and Rep. Michael Sheey (OH) with, Rep. Paul Evans (OR) and Sen. Rick Kolowaski (NE) (In the back row) came to D.C. to talk with their State Delegations about how important the Land & Water Conservation Fund is for the people of their state and how important public lands are for veterans and the health and well being of all Americans. Thank you all for defending and protecting US!