I am proud to have introduced the Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Legislation.  This program has been very successful in the past in supporting facilities around the nation that rehabilitate marine mammals.  The goal is always to return the animals to the wild, but if that is not possible, this allows for the proper care of them within the facilities.  Many marine mammal research institutions have dedicated their resources and time toward recovering and rehabilitating marine mammals and it's important that we support them so that they may continue their important efforts in the future.