Lindsey Davis, acting executive director at Outdoor Recreation Roundtable issued the following statement today on behalf of the ORR on the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris.
“On behalf of more than thirty organizations that represent the 110,000 businesses and millions of employees nationwide that make up America’s outdoor recreation industry, ORR congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration.
ORR’s members represent America’s hunting, fishing, RVing, biking, hiking, camping, off-roading, diving, boating, horseback and skiing communities, among many others. We look forward to working with, and being a resource for, President Biden and his administration on the $788 billion outdoor recreation economy and its 5.2 million jobs, and on issues of outdoor infrastructure, equitable access to the outdoors, environmentally friendly solutions, implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and more.
Americans value outdoor recreation for fun, for their health, and for the positive impact that it has on their communities. We appreciate the support that President Biden and members of his incoming administration have shown for this critical sector of our nation’s economy, and look forward to working together on the key pillars of economic recovery, COVID-19, racial equality, and climate change.”
Read more about ORR’s key priorities as outlined for the incoming Biden administration in ORR’s transition policy paper.