Representatives Introduce Fishery Disaster Funding Bill; Legislation Complements Senate Proposal
Earlier this week, Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.; Derek Kilmer, D-Wash.; Jared Huffman, D-Calif.; and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., introduced the Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations Act (Fishery FUNDD Act). HR 5548 is designed to improve the federal fishery disaster process and ensure more timely disaster relief for affected communities.
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., introduced similar legislation approved by the Senate Commerce Committee in late 2019.
The Fishery FUNDD Act would set a timeline for the...
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