WAUSAU, Wis (WSAW) -- On Tuesday, Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin hosted a roundtable discussion with hunters and sportsmen in Marathon County regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund. While at the discussion, she made her stance clear about allowing future generations to carry on Wisconsin’s traditions of hunting, fishing, and other outdoor actives.
Although this is legislation that both Republicans and Democrats have supported in the past, Sen. Baldwin says other politicians would like to see the funding go elsewhere.
The Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act safeguards natural areas and water resources for recreation opportunities. Sen. Baldwin says a decrease in funding would hurt hunting season in Wisconsin and other outdoor activities.
"I think one of the holdups is that there are some proposals to refocus the use of those funds in a way that others object too,” stated Senl Tammy Baldwin. “We just want to make sure that those funds are available and that the public has access to public land. I want to protect our natural resources and wildlife habitats."
Meanwhile, Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s visit triggered a response from Leah Vukmir who is the Republican Party U.S. Senate Candidate for the upcoming general elections.
Vukmir's campaign staff sent NewsChannel 7 this statement from the Republican candidate:
“Two-Faced Tammy Baldwin let Wisconsin hunters down by not meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and advocating for their Second Amendment rights in DC. Now that she’s back in Wisconsin, she pretends she’s on the side of our sportsmen. Hunters can count on Leah Vukmir because she’s stood with them time and time again.”
NewsChannel 7 did not receive a response from the Republican nominee on whether or not Vukmir would support the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act, if elected.