Disaster Assistance Is a Significant Victory

Yesterday, an amendment was approved that would give $2 million to West Coast salmon fishers hit hard by a sharp cutback in this year's fishing season. This is nowhere near the amount of funds necessary, but getting funding for disaster assistance included in this bill is a significant victory for our coastal communities. I appreciate Chairman Wolf and my colleagues for recognizing that fishing communities in Oregon and California vitally need our help. We'll be fighting to get more assistance in the Senate and the conference committee.

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