Tag: coral reef conservation act
Rubio was the chief sponsor in the Senate while Soto introduced it in the House and the two men reintroduced the proposal at the start of this year. While the U.S. Senate passed the bill at the end of last year the measure did not gain much traction in the U.S. House and failed to cross the finish line.
Back in the summer of 2019, Rubio, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., joined with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., U.S. Sen. Mazi Hirono, D-Hi., and U.S. Jenniffer González-Colón, R-PR. to bring out the “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act” to reauthorize the old law.
Rubio’s “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act" and ”South Florida Coastal Clean Waters Act” sailed unanimously through the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.
Members of the Florida congressional delegation are working together to push for updating and reauthorizing the “Coral Reef Conservation Act” which expired 15 years ago.