On their first vote since returning from the election, S. 3525 advanced on a 92-5 vote. After the vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidHopes rise for law to expand access to experimental drugs If Gorsuch pick leads to 'crisis,' Dems should look in mirror first Senate confirms Mulvaney to be Trump’s budget chief MORE (D-Nev.) filled the amendment tree and then said the next things the Senate will address are cybersecurity and the defense authorization bill.

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The sportsmen package combines bill from both the House and Senate and Republicans and Democrats, including Sen. David VitterDavid VitterMercury brings on former Sen. Vitter, two others Lobbying World Bottom Line MORE's (R-La.) Billfish Conservation Act and Sen. Roger WickerRoger WickerA guide to the committees: Senate Pruitt confirmation sets stage for Trump EPA assault Price huddles with Senate GOP on ObamaCare MORE’s (R-Miss.) duck stamp legislation.

The Sportsmen’s Act increases hunters' and fishermen’s access to federal lands. To get more Democrats on board, the bill includes conservation measures, such as establishing a National Fish Habitat Board and extending the sale of stamps, the proceeds from which go to conservation funds that help elephants, tigers, rhinos, great apes and marine turtles.

Before the vote, Tester said the bill is the largest package of sportsmen bills and that is was important to pass because, “hunting and fishing is not just recreation, it’s a critical part of our economy.”

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The Obama administration said Tuesday that it supports the legislation and what it would do for the outdoor economy and community-based conservation efforts.

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