Rep. Kristi Noem today joined Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in announcing President Trump’s exemption of outfitters and guides who operate on federal lands from certain Obama-era regulations.  President Obama dramatically increased pay requirements for outfitters, guides and other federal employees, which was cost prohibitive for many in South Dakota’s outdoors and tourism industries.

“From the time President Obama’s rule came down, tourists, anglers, and others have been prevented from fully experiencing what South Dakota has to offer,” said Noem. “This executive order is going to help businesses and tourism in South Dakota, but more importantly, it’s going to help expand the kinds of experiences people can have in South Dakota. The fact that President Trump and Secretary Zinke were willing to listen to South Dakota and give folks relief is critical. This will be a huge deal for the people of South Dakota.”

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