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house Bill H.R. 944

Should the Programs That Keep Estuaries Clean be Re-Funded?

Argument in favor

This bill provides critical funding to estuaries. Estuaries are home to a whole cornucopia of diverse flora and fauna. We must protect them.

Owen's Opinion
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06/02/2015
The maintenance of estuaries creates jobs, promotes the surrounding environment, and provides for educational scenarios.
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ebolaza's Opinion
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06/06/2015
Taking care of our natural environment is a no brainer. This should have never been de-funded in the first place!
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Allislight's Opinion
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06/06/2015
The water is polluted with chemicals, pharmaceuticals, farm waste, and mercury that is impacting everyones health but especially children and pregnant women. We keep adding new chemicals into the environment without understanding the longterm effects. So yes, please focus on improving the water quality and cleaning up the toxic sites (coal ash ponds) that sit along our waterways waiting for disaster to strike.
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Argument opposed

There are so many other more critical needs that the U.S. should be funding, before it even thinks about pouring money and resources into estuaries.

Eddie's Opinion
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06/02/2015
If you are appropriating money to take care of estuaries, why is only 15% of the money going for that, while 80% goes for bureaucratic costs? Swap those numbers, then fund it.
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ThomasParker's Opinion
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06/05/2015
Leave this to the private sector, which has an incentive to sell a reproducible product in order to maximize profit over the longer term. I do not envy the fate of the things government has attempted to protect.
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CallofMcClellan's Opinion
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06/02/2015
Should be handled at the state/local level.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • The house Passed June 1st, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Water Resources and Environment
    IntroducedFebruary 12th, 2015

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
  • action
    Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Discharged.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
  • action
    Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 114-104.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 73.
  • action
    Mr. Gibbs moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 944.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • The house Passed June 1st, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Water Resources and Environment
    IntroducedFebruary 12th, 2015

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    The maintenance of estuaries creates jobs, promotes the surrounding environment, and provides for educational scenarios.
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    If you are appropriating money to take care of estuaries, why is only 15% of the money going for that, while 80% goes for bureaucratic costs? Swap those numbers, then fund it.
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    The water is polluted with chemicals, pharmaceuticals, farm waste, and mercury that is impacting everyones health but especially children and pregnant women. We keep adding new chemicals into the environment without understanding the longterm effects. So yes, please focus on improving the water quality and cleaning up the toxic sites (coal ash ponds) that sit along our waterways waiting for disaster to strike.
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    Taking care of our natural environment is a no brainer. This should have never been de-funded in the first place!
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    Anything that helps protect the environment is never wasted spending.
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    We are losing too much natural habitat as it is!
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    Leave this to the private sector, which has an incentive to sell a reproducible product in order to maximize profit over the longer term. I do not envy the fate of the things government has attempted to protect.
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    The health of our estuary systems directly impacts our water quality, and our ecosystems, with impact reaching far beyond the estuaries borders. Fully funding (not shorting the funding as too many elected officials love to do) is critical for the health of our water sources. Supporting this should be a "no brainer".
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    Think of the creatures who live in these waters! They have no choice in their environment - water is a precious resource for all creatures. You cannot drink money. We need clean waters.
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    Protecting the environment is one of the best ways to protect and defend the country from disaster. This is national defense, and it is important that it gets done.
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    Should be handled at the state/local level.
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    As long as this keeps the environment clean and safe.
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    Stop funding every other country on earth! Do that and we will have plenty of money here at home.
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    Should be handled at the state and local level.
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    Protecting and maintaining clean waters is the most important issue of our time. Without clean water, humans will not survive.... the campaign to brainwash our population that this is a hoax has no basis, no scientific proof and serves no one. Do not be fooled, you too depend on water!
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    Of course they should
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    End run by the corrupt EPA trying to get their funding reinstated. Pathetic
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    It is important to protect any part of the environment. Any money we can direct towards protecting our planet should help protect our planet.
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    No-brainer
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    Our land is so important. Please keep funding to keep it clean.
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