This is why it is so important to elect champions to the U.S. Congress.
These bills are led by champions such as Senator Begich, and Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Angus King (I-ME) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), with others continuing to sign on as cosponsors. They are designed to improve coastal water quality, stop the illegal fishing that threatens critical international fisheries, preserve sensitive coral habitat, and improve our understanding of the vital arctic ecosystem.
If they pass markup, these good bills will be ready for a vote by the full Senate!
P.S. Now’s the time to be a part of our summer membership drive! By joining now, you’ll enable us to build broad Senate support for these bills AND help define the strategy to move them in the House.