Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2021

Floor Speech

Date: April 26, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 6023, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Representative Jim Costa of California to reauthorize the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2013 and to require the U.S. Postal Service to sell all remaining Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamps.

The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010 first directed the Postal Service to issue this stamp to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Multinational Species Conservation Fund, which provides grants, as previously outlined by the previous speaker.

According to the Fish and Wildlife Service, stamp sales have raised more than $5.7 million for the fund as of 2019. The authorization for offering the stamp expired in 2017, at which point the Postal Service suspended the sale, despite having more than 49 million printed and unsold stamps on hand.

H.R. 6023 would direct the Postal Service to sell the remainder of these stamps and report to Congress when all have been sold.

Mr. Speaker, I commend Mr. Costa for his leadership on this legislation. I urge adoption of this bill, and I yield back the balance of my time.

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