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About Kate Miller

Kate is the Director of Government Affairs for Trout Unlimited, working to represent TU's mission - and bridge a connection between TU volunteers, staff and the issues we care about - with policy makers in ... Read more about Kate Miller

House passes bill to cease Corps funding for Pebble permit

The House of Representatives took dramatic and much-needed action Wednesday, and voted 233-201 in support of a measure that, if passed by both chambers of Congress, would prohibit continued investment by the Army Corps of Engineers in processing the permit application for the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska. TU members and supporters were essential … Read more

House Unveils Bill to Fully Fund LWCF

For immediate release   June 12, 2019    Contact: Steve Moyer, (571) 274-0593, smoyer@tu.org Corey Fisher, (406) 546-2979, cfisher@tu.org   House Unveils Bill to Fully Fund LWCF   June 12, 2019 (Washington DC) — A bipartisan coalition introduced legislation Tuesday to permanently and fully fund the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The move comes on the heels of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which … Read more

Clean Water Rule Update: May 2019

Public Comment Completed. Thanks for your Support.  Comment period now closed.  What comes next?  TU members and volunteers contributed more than 4,000 comments for the record, including 25 council and chapter letters and 4,406 individual comments.  Next steps: The Agencies will now review these comments and make a final decision sometime this fall.  We will update you with the latest.  Thank you for taking … Read more

Three things Congress should do before the end of 2018

With the end of the 115th Congress rapidly approaching, America’s lawmakers have a prime opportunity to advance the interests of anglers and sportsmen and -women across the country. Trout Unlimited urges members of Congress to do just that prior to January 3, 2019.In particular, the current lame-duck session of Congress provides the opportunity to reauthorize … Read more

LWCF: House Natural Resources Committee Advances Bill to Save LWCF

September 13, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Corey Fisher cfisher@tu.org / (406) 546-2979 House Natural Resources Committee Advances Bill to Save LWCFLand and Water Conservation Fund expires September 30 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources approved a compromise that would permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), ensure equity … Read more

Trout Unlimited Opposes H.R. 3144 – Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead

April 24, 2018Tomorrow the U.S. House of Representatives will take up a bill, H.R. 3144, which would undercut the prospects for salmon and steelhead recovery in the Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest. HR 3144 offers a regressive response to the challenge of keeping the Columbia’s legendary salmon and steelhead runs viable while ensuring … Read more

Great Lakes: Act now to help stop Asian carp.

Asian carp are currently one of the biggest and most serious threats the health of the Great Lakes, and preventing them from making it further up the Chicago Waterway should be a national priority. Congress, in a bipartisan effort, instructed the Army Corps of Engineers to explore different options for creating a barrier at the … Read more

House hydropower bill bad for fish and wildlife

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the U.S. House of representatives will vote on HR 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017. This bill is described as an effort to improve the licensing process for non-federal hydropower projects. The bill seeks to accomplish this goal by placing new constraints on the participation of states, tribes and … Read more

TU opposes H.R.3990 re: National Monuments

171011_TU_oppose_H.R.3990_markup.pdf October 11, 2017 Re: Please Oppose H.R. 3990, the National Monument and Protection Act Dear Chairman Bishop, Ranking Member Grijalva, and members of the Committee: On behalf of behalf of Trout Unlimited and its nearly 300,000 members and supporters nationwide, I am writing to urge you to oppose H.R. 3990, the National Monument and … Read more

TU members rally behind Clean Water Rule

What Happened: Sept. 28 marked the close of comment period on the first step of a two-step rollback of clean water protections under the Clean Water Rule. Trout Unlimited members and supporters came out in force to express opposition to this proposed rollback and to share concerns about protections of headwaters and small streams so … Read more