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HR 1921 - Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2019 - National Key Vote

Steven Watkins, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (395-22) - (Key vote)
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Title: Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2019

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes federal agencies to encourage innovation to advance understanding, research, and monitor ocean acidification and its impacts to local coastal communities.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes any federal agency with a representative serving on the interagency working group may carry out a program and award prizes competitively (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes that priority for prizes awarded will be given to establishing programs that address communities, environments, or industries that are in distress due to the impacts of ocean acidification, including the following (Sec. 2):

    • The development of monitoring or management options for communities or industries that are experiencing significant financial hardship;

    • The development of adaptation options to alleviate economic harm and job loss caused by ocean acidification;

    • The development of measures to help vulnerable communities or industries, with an emphasis on rural communities and businesses; and

    • The development of adaptation and management options for impacted shellfish industries.

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NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

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Title: Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2019

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