House Spending Bill Increases WHB Funding

The FY 2021 Omnibus Appropriations and Coronavirus Relief Package, passed by the House yesterday, increases spending for the wild horse and burro program by $14 million, compared to FY 2020, according to the Division G explanatory statement.

That division covers the Department of the Interior (BLM), Environmental Protection Agency, Forest Service and related agencies.

The funds “are in response to the Bureau’s May 15, 2020 proposal to institute an aggressive, non-lethal population control strategy to address the current unsustainable trajectory of on-range wild horse and burro population growth.”

The other 11 divisions can be accessed in a news release dated December 21 by the House Committee on Appropriations.

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