Since the Consortium for Ocean Leadership Legislative Tracker was last updated on March 4th, 20 bills of interest to the ocean sciences community were introduced in Congress.
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday asked the U.S. government to reject applications for seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean, the first step toward allowing drilling for oil off the coast.
This week the House voted to reauthorize the National Estuary Program through amendment to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (also known as the Clean Water Act), S.1523.
H.R. 1684, a bill to expand the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require foreign oil companies take responsibility for spill cleanup in the same way that domestic companies are, passed the House by voice vote this week.
This week, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee marked up two bills with marine relevance.
To improve the financial management and oversight of large-scale (more than $100 million) research projects at NSF, Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11) introduced the NSF Major Research Facility Reform Act of 2016, H.R. 5049.
The first spending bill of the year, the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, has already hit rough waters in the Senate due to the proposal of controversial amendments.
The number of conservative voters who believe in climate change has almost doubled in the past two years, according to a new poll that attributes the rise in part to a lessening hostility toward the issue by Republican leaders.
Something unusual happened in the halls of Congress April 20: a group of Republicans sat down with a group of Democrats to talk about potential solutions to climate change.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is exchanging unused rock sole Community Development Quota for yellowfin sole CDQ acceptable biological catch reserves in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area.