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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2020) — The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund has endorsed U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico for re-election, citing her climate leadership and efforts to confront America’s wildlife crisis.
“Representative Torres Small is a leading voice for recovering America’s wildlife and ensuring that the West’s water and way of life endure for generations to come. From leading the push to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund to her work improving how the West manages its precious water, Torres Small has shown she is a leading voice for New Mexico and the West in Congress,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund. “The people of New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District have an unparalleled representative in Torres Small, and the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund is proud to endorse her for re-election.”
Torres Small has been an unrelenting fighter for New Mexico and the nation’s public lands. She helped lead the successful push to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which keeps wildlife and nature within reach for millions of New Mexicans. She also has been one of the lawmakers working to permanently fund this critical lands conservation program. Torres Small also has worked to pass the bipartisan Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, which will provide crucial funding for ensuring America’s national parks endure for future generations.
A champion for wildlife, Torres Small has co-sponsored the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, which would create a national program for maintaining wildlife migrations, movements, and wildlife corridors. The bill would help ensure that wildlife will face fewer struggles to reach food, water, shelter, and breeding sites.