Semipostal Stamp for the National Wildlife Refuge System
Congressman Gregorio Sablan of the Northern Mariana Islands reported on his website that the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs held a hearing recently on the Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act of 2011.
The bill, H.R. 2236, received the support of the Obama Administration and from committee members on both sides of the aisle. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan introduced the measure in June and has gathered 48 co-sponsors…
Sablan in his own introductory remarks as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee explained how his bill works. “The Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act uses a proven system of raising private funding for worthy public causes.”
“The Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp, for instance, has raised about $75 million since1998. And a new Save Vanishing Species semipostal just went on sale on September 20th. The public bought. 1.6 million in September alone, raising $176,000 for international wildlife conservation.”
(Gregorio 'Kilili' Sablan)