Owens Fights to Protect Archery, Hunting Programs in America’s Schools
WASHINGTON – As President Biden’s Department of Education attempts to gut archery, hunter safety, and other extracurricular programs, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) advocated for H.R. 5110, the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act, which passed the House of Representatives tonight.
“The Department of Education’s attempt to block funding for hunting and archery education under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act eliminates valuable opportunities for students to participate in safe and responsible archery, hunting, and other recreational extracurricular programs,” said Rep. Owens. “Thanks to relentless advocacy from House Republicans, the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act will safeguard funding and protection for all shooting sports, allowing future generations of Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”
The Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act has received bipartisan support among members of the House and endorsements from stakeholders, including Heritage Action, National Rifle Association, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports, Boone and Crockett Club, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.