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 ReidBill O'Reilly: Politics helped kill Kate Steinle, Zarate just pulled the trigger Tax reform is nightmare Déjà vu for Puerto Rico Ex-Obama and Reid staffers: McConnell would pretend to be busy to avoid meeting with Obama 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 VitterThe Senate 'ethics' committee is a black hole where allegations die Questions loom over Franken ethics probe You're fired! Why it's time to ditch the Fed's community banker seat MORE's (R-La.) Billfish Conservation Act and Sen. Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerSenator predicts Congress will wrap up tax work in two weeks The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on Senate tax bill US warship collides with Japanese tug boat 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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