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John Rutherford, Stephanie Murphy Want Funds to Restore North Atlantic Right Whale Populations

The bill would “invest $5 million annually in grants that states, non-profits, and members of the fishing and marine shipping industries can use to fund research and efforts that restore the North Atlantic right whale population.”
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Marco Rubio’s, Darren Soto’s Bill Offering Economic Opportunities for Seminole Tribe Gaining Traction

Things look good on the other side of Capitol Hill as Soto steered the bill through the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee without opposition. U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Brian Mast, R-Fla., and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., co-sponsored the bill. Before his death in April, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., also was co-sponsoring the bill. 
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Dan Webster Brings Back the Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the bill in the U.S. Senate at the end of last month. Rubio has been pushing the “Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act” since 2018 and he reintroduced it this week.

Greg Steube Backs Water Quality Bills From Fellow Florida Republicans

Steube announced he was backing U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s, R-Fla., “Protecting Local Communities from Harmful Algal Blooms Act" and U.S. Rep. Brian Mast’s, R-Fla., “South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act.”
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Stephanie Murphy, Brian Mast Champion the Marine Mammal Research and Response Act

Murphy introduced the bill last week with Mast and U.S. Rep. Marilyn Strickland, D-Wash., as co-sponsors. 
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Darren Soto Continues to Fight for the Restoring Resilient Reefs 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.
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Vern Buchanan Backs Byron Donalds’ Harmful Algal Bloom Essential Forecasting Act

“This bipartisan bill fosters the federal government's resources in tackling the environmental and economic challenges brought on by HABs in Southwest Florida and throughout America. Over the last 60 years, these events have increased substantially, impacting local economies, our nation’s ecosystems, and the American people’s health,” Donalds said.

Darren Soto Calls for House to Pass the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act

Last week in a U.S. House Natural Resources Committee hearing, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., spoke in support of his legislation with U.S. Rep. Jenniffer González Colón, R-PR, the “Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act.” Below...

Bill Posey, Brian Mast Bring Back National Estuaries and Acidification Research Act

The bill “directs the Ocean Studies Board of National Academies to conduct a two-year study examining the science of ocean acidification and its impact on our estuaries” and will, Posey’s office insisted, “create a better understanding of coastal acidification so we can better manage and mitigate its effects on our nation’s estuaries and other natural treasures.” The bill funds the study with $1 million.

Greg Steube Brings Back the ‘Free Veterans From Fees Act’

Steube rounded up more than a dozen sponsors including U.S. Reps. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc., is the main co-sponsor.

Florida Delegation Once Again Pushes the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act

Rubio was the chief sponsor in the Senate while Soto introduced it in the House and the two men reintroduced the proposal this week. While the U.S. Senate passed the bill last month, the measure did not gain much traction in the U.S. House and failed to cross the finish line. 

Darren Soto Plans to Work With Joe Biden in Distributing Vaccine Through Central Florida

“It’s been a busy two years fighting for the issues that matter most to Central Florida’s families,” said Soto.
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