The national sportsmen's group urged the House of Representatives to pattern companion legislation after the Senate bill. Reintroduced in the 113th Congress by Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the act follows a similar measure considered by lawmakers in 2012. Neither the House nor the Senate versions of the 2012 bill ultimately was able to gain traction in the 112th Congress due in part to controversial provisions related to the Wilderness Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. This year's version has been revised to address those concerns and improve its chances of passage into law.