Federal Legislative Update 12/20

Federal Legislative Update 12/20

Welcome to another update from the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition

As we get to the years end, we still remain without a vote on either S. 1610 or H.R. 3370.  Just Tuesday, U.S. Pennsylvania Senator Patrick Toomey again blocked the ability for there to be a vote on S. 1610.  The article explaining is below
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/05/penn_senator_blocks_vote_on_la.html

To contact Senator Toomey, click here:
http://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact

What this means is that, with the U.S. House and U.S. Senate gone for 2013, we remain without an amended Biggert-Waters act until 2014.  Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, one of the lead sponsors of the Senate bill, has said a vote will be taken in January.  In the mean time, we continue to push to find more co-sponsors of both S. 1610 or H.R. 3370.  Our regional effort with the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition continues as we gain momentum with our letter to Congress.  Click here to become a co-signer. http://www.massachusettscoastalcoalition.org/Massachusetts_Coastal_Coalition/Letter.html