TODAY 3/1 : The Oceans’ Contribution to the National Economy

The oceans and Great Lakes accounted for about $360 Billion towards the U.S. GDP and employed over 3 million people in 2013. In addition to the recreation, tourism, fishing, and ship-building activities that take place in coastal areas, almost $2 trillion in exports and imports passes through US ports annually.

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Support Small Rural Drinking Water and Wastewater Services FY17 Funding

Please join me in requesting that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, include robust funding for the U.S. Department of Agricultures’ (USDA’s) circuit riders, source water protection, and water and wastewater grants and loans for rural and small communities in the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) spending bill.

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Support Robust Appropriations Funding for Clean and Safe Water Infrastructure

We have all witnessed the recent events in Flint, Michigan, and the tragedy of a major U.S. city being unable to provide safe and reliable drinking water to its residents. Yet, unfortunately, the crisis in Flint is only one more example of large and small U.S. cities with failed or failing water and wastewater infrastructure systems, and the consequences of this failure on the health of impacted residents, the local economy, and local environment.

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Special Event – Red Wolf Revival: The Opportunities and Challenges of Recovering Endangered Species

From: The Committee on Natural Resources – Minority Staff Sent By: daniel.torrez@mail.house.gov Date: 2/26/2016 Movie Screening and Panel Discussion Red Wolf Revival:  The Opportunities and Challenges of Recovering Endangered Species Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Gabriel Zimmerman Meeting Room (HVC-215) Pizza and Soft Drinks will be provided Dear Colleague, By now […]

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SUPPORT the Beyer Amendment #8 to the SHARE Act

The Beyer amendment strikes title XIV of the SHARE Act, which undermines the authority of the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) to manage fishing access to the Great Lakes and State and territorial marine waters under NPS and NMS jurisdictions.

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Support Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

I write to ask you to join me in sending the letter below to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, urging it to support the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request of $2.898 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and its critical programs that partner the federal government with industry, academia, and research facilities to secure America’s energy future.

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