Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023

Floor Speech

Date: July 19, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. MOORE of Utah. Mr. Chair, I rise today in support of amendment No. 81, which would provide funding for the Modernization Access to Our Public Land Act, otherwise known as the MAPLand Act, which was enacted last April.

I was proud to work with a strong, bipartisan coalition of Members in the House and the Senate to get this bill signed into law, and I appreciate Congresswoman Dingell for working with me on this amendment before us today.

Making public land information more detailed and accessible in the digital age is one of the many reasons why this bill has enjoyed such broad support as it soared through the legislative process.

Adoption of this amendment today will provide the funding needed to modernize and improve the quality of this data so that Americans can more easily recreate on our Federal lands, which will also improve our ability to fund important conservation programs that enhance and protect habitats across this Nation.

This amendment is about helping families spend more time together outside, about improving the way our government works, and about fostering and sharing the joy of the great outdoors.

Mr. Chair, I urge my colleagues to support amendment No. 81.