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Congress introduces important bills to stop the spread of Asian carp

Saturday, February 02, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Gruhn
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Both the House and the Senate have introduced bills to address the growing problem of Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi River and Ohio River basins and tributaries. These invasive species threaten ecosystems and billions of dollars of economic activities connected to outdoor recreation in states throughout the Midwest.

You can view the bills at the following links:

  • Senate Bill S. 125 was introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio and has 5 co-sponsors.
  • House Bill H.R. 358 was introduced by Rep. Betty McCollum from Minnesota and has 10 co-sponsors.

Larry Innis
MRAA Legislative Affairs