Sen. Murkowski Calls for Congress to Reconsider Fisheries Disaster Funding
As Congress today voted in favor of a $50.5 billion relief package for communities affected by Hurricane Sandy last year, Senator Lisa Murkowski expressed frustration that fishery disasters in Alaska and other states were removed from the bill.
Sen. Murkowski(R-AK): “These disasters are not less important than disasters we provide for other industries, such as drought disaster, or drought assistance for our farmers, and I think that the Acting Secretary, when she signed these fisheries designations, she recognized them for essentially what they are: fish droughts.”
Se. Murkowski called on Congress to do their part and provide federal funding for the 2012 Chinook salmon disaster.