Insights - 3 min readIgnore the Numbers: Why Evaluating Congress (especially in 2020) on the Number of Bills Signed into Law Misses the Point
As trends in Congress are changing and policymakers are prioritizing communication over legislation, evaluating 2020 on the number of bills signed into law can lead to a significant misreading of Congress’ productivity.
Insights - < 1 min readSignal Outdoors: A Discussion About National Parks with Founder of the National Parks Traveler, Kurt Repanshek
Charles Cooper sat down for a discussion in an exclusive Signal Cast with the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the National Parks Traveler, Kurt Repanshek.
Insights - < 1 min readCreating Quality Access to Outdoor Recreation for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Discussion with Clark Rachfal, an advocate, outdoor enthusiast, and former Paralympian
Signal’s Managing Director and Co-Chair of Signal Outdoors Charles Cooper, hosts a discussion with the Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs for the American Council of the Blind, Clark Rachfal.
Insights - 2 min readCaucus Division: A DC Tradition
As campaigning comes to an end, members of Congress will return to the Capitol for conversations within Republican and Democratic caucuses on post-election outcomes and agenda moving forward.
Insights - 3 min readThe 2020 Election & Outdoor Recreation
What to expect next in the 117th Congress and the incoming administration on the Outdoor Recreation sector.
Insights - 3 min read6 Debates to Expect in 2021 Regardless of Who Wins the Election
This election cycle will not be remembered for its focus on policy issues, bringing significant uncertainty to the policy landscape in 2021. However, these handful of issues will be on the agenda regardless of who wins the election.
Insights - 2 min readAs America Rediscovers the Outdoors, Congress Looks to Connect More Veterans to Outdoor Recreation
The Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act is bipartisan legislation that seeks to help eliminate barriers to leveraging public land and outdoor recreation to help veterans heal and recover.
Insights - 3 min readWith GAOA Signed Into Law, What’s Next for Outdoor Policy? 5 Top Outdoor Policy Initiatives to Watch
With the historic Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) signed into law, future policy issues on the horizon will rely on the same bipartisanship created through the GAOA.
Insights - 2 min readUS CyberDome: The Cyber Solution Political Campaigns Urgently Need
As the 2020 election approaches, campaigns do not need to choose between security and political infrastructure – they can and should prioritize both.
Insights - 3 min readThis Historic Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act: Five Reasons it Matters
The Great American Outdoors Act is a historic win for public lands and reflects the best of our legislative process. In some sense, it has both united the Congress as well as those that seek to influence it.
Insights - 2 min readThe Best Place to Find Bipartisanship in DC: The Outdoors
How the Great American Outdoors Act is once again proving that public lands and outdoor recreation policy is bringing Republicans and Democrats together.
Insights - 2 min readThe Congressional Review Act: Why This Month Will Be Critical For New Federal Regulations
Regulatory policy going forward may be in jeopardy because of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which can be leveraged in the right political environment to unwind major regulatory actions.