Chairman Newhouse Responds to Biden Administration Ban on Canadian Game Bird Imports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement in light of the continued troubling implications of the Biden Administration’s recent ban on the importation of hunter-harvested game birds from Canada:
“Hunting – a tradition throughout rural America which generates revenue for local communities and ensures healthy ecosystems – is fundamental to our rural way of life,” said Chairman Newhouse. “The Biden Administration choosing to reverse their previous guidance and enact this ridiculous restriction – in the evening hours heading into a holiday weekend – was a slap in the face of every American sportsman and woman who enjoys the Canadian waterfowl hunting season. Their failure to heed the feedback and concerns hunting advocates have been vocalizing demonstrates a continued affront. Birds don’t know borders, and this ban has left our sportsmen in limbo for nearly a week as Canadian hunting season opened on September 1. The Administration should immediately reverse this decision.”

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