Tuesday, March 26th 2013
I received this today from Senator Murkowski aide, looks good! Probably have to go through a conference committee, we shall she if amendment (#672) makes it through the process. The administration would still have to fund it in some manner meaning from the operating budget or buy appropriation process.
Momentum for Fishery Disaster Funding, Frankenfish Labeling
Alaskan Impact: Senator Murkowski has repeatedly urged the federal government to follow through on the delivery of funds for federally-recognized fishery disasters in Alaska and 7 other states – explaining to her colleagues that they are no different from droughts afflicting farmland. Murkowski filed an amendment (#672) last week to the Senate budget bill and led a bipartisan effort to direct resources to our fisheries, which passed unanimously around 11pm AKDT.