Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) introduced the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 263), which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) cosponsored the bill.
Congress set up the independent non-profit foundation in 1984 to fund wildlife conservation projects.
The bill would require a 28-member board of directors including experts in freshwater, saltwater, coastal and land creatures. The bill would also make some technical changes to the foundation's authorization.
It would allow the foundation to accept gifts and bequests with restrictions. The foundation could turn gifts over to federal agencies.
The bill would authorize $25 million in federal funds for the foundation every year between FY 14 and 19: $15 million from the Department of the Interior and $5 million each from the departments of Commerce and Agriculture.
View the legislation at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:H.R.263:.