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Jul 16, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3906, the Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act, to establish a stormwater infrastructure funding task force to study and provide recommendations on how to better address the impact of stormwater on waterways and communities throughout the country including Puget Sound, the nation’s largest estuary.
Jun 21, 2018 In The News
Tomorrow, June 22, the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, led by U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) will introduce a resolution before the United States Congress declaring June 2018 “National Orca Protection Month,” to honor the iconic endangered whales.
Mar 15, 2018 In The News
Last Friday members of the Washington state Congressional delegation passed a resolution designating March 9, the day of Billy Frank Jr.’s birth, as an official national day of remembrance of his life, legacy and accomplishments.
Mar 9, 2018 In The News
Friday, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) introduced a resolution to honor Billy Frank Jr. and designate March 9, 2018, his birthday, as an official national day of remembrance of his life, legacy, and accomplishments.
Feb 13, 2018 In The News
Members of Congress who represent Puget Sound are pushing back against the Trump administration’s budget for 2019 in part because it would zero out all federal funding for cleanup and recovery of the iconic ecosystem.
Feb 13, 2018 In The News
All federal money to clean Puget Sound, and other major American waterways, would be eliminated under the 2019 budget proposed from the Trump administration.
Feb 9, 2018 In The News
Following President Donald Trump’s decision to slash funding to environmental agencies and subject the Pacific Northwest to offshore drilling, Nisqually Tribal Councilor Willie Frank III attended the State of the Union to address the negative effects to Indian Country.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Maria Cantwell (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Denny Heck (D-WA) announced new federal investments totaling $25.2 million to support the continued cleanup and restoration of the Puget Sound. Originally appropriated by Congress in last year’s budget, the grants were awarded through the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program and will fund state, local and tribal Puget Sound recovery and conservation efforts.
Nov 16, 2017 In The News
The Trump administration was wrong and reckless, sending a "terrible message to the rest of the world," when it decided this week to allow the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia, six Washington members of Congress told President Trump in a letter.
Sep 8, 2017 In The News
More than half of the Atlantic salmon raised in a Cooke Aquaculture net pen in the San Juan Islands escaped before the company could recover them from the damaged pen. Some 145,851 of the fish were removed from the damaged pen by Cooke, including 5,166 fish that had been harvested prior to the incident. However, about 305,000 salmon occupied the pen at its collapse Aug. 19, and since then about 159,149 of the fish have been released into Puget Sound.