freedomtofish 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/20/13) – U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today announced that the Freedom to Fish Act was favorably voted out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and will now be considered by the entire House of Representatives. The legislation is included as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA) that passed through Committee earlier today.
 
“I am pleased that we are now another step closer to enacting a permanent solution to stopping the Corps’ overreach,” stated Whitfield. “I will be urging Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor to allow this bill to be considered before the full House of Representatives as soon as possible.”
 
Now that WRRDA has been voted favorably out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, it will be considered by the entire House of Representatives. It will then go to a Conference Committee with the Senate to work out the various differences between the two bills. Assuming a conference agreement is reached, both Houses will approve the agreement and it will be sent to the President to be signed into law.
 
Whitfield ushered a two year moratorium on the installation of the Corps’ barricades back in June. Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander have been instrumental in moving the necessary language through the Senate.
 
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