On Wednesday, H.R. 3650, the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (aka Toxic Tides) was passed out of the House Science and Technology Committee! Chairman (and ocean champion) Bart Gordon (D-TN) and ranking Member Ralph Hall (R-TX) both praised the bill as an outstanding bi-partisan collaboration.
Getting to this point hasn't been easy. It has taken strong leadership from our congressional champions, and a lot of inside work. We're proud that both Members and staff have told us that H.R. 3650 wouldn't be moving without Ocean Champions. Of course, this means YOU as much as us, since these same people go on to tell us about the thousands of letters, faxes and emails they received from you! Your efforts were big, they were timely, and they worked - thank you!
For the oceans,
The Ocean Champions Team
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