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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Drinking Water Protection Act August 5, 2015
Rob Portman, R-OH
"We passed legislation previously to help get the Federal Government more involved. About a year ago, we passed legislation to get EPA but also NOAA—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—USGS, and other Federal entities more involved and engaged and working together better."
50Th Anniversary Of Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center August 3, 2015
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"Over the last half-century, thanks in large part to early collaboration with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the Hatfield Center has served students from community college to post-doctoral candidates. In addition to providing educational opportunities, the Hatfield Center works closely with the Environmental Protection Agency to research the most pressing environmental issues of our generation. As climate change and sustainability increasingly impact our Nation’s agriculture and energy policies, Oregonians can take comfort in knowing that OSU’s Marine Science Center has the technology and partnerships necessary to spearhead State, national and global initiatives."
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed August 3, 2015
Rob Portman, R-OH
"We had to work with some people on my side of the aisle who thought maybe EPA didn’t have a role here. But EPA does have a role. It is a really important role. It can bring best practices, and it certainly can bring the best research done in the country. It happens to be done in Cincinnati, among other places, at EPA. We have required EPA under this legislation to come up with a plan to deal with this issue immediately for Lake Erie, working with the other agencies, such as USGS, NOAA, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and USDA, and to come up with a plan that helps us to deal with this issue right now."
Western Water And American Food Security Act Of 2015 July 16, 2015
Mark DeSaulnier, D-CA
"In this title: (1) Assistant administrator.—The term “Assistant Administrator” means the Assistant Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Fisheries. (2) Secretary.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Commerce. (3) Other affected interests.—The term “other affected interests” means the State of California, Indian tribes, subdivisions of the State of California, public water agencies and those who benefit directly and indirectly from the operations of the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project. (4) Commissioner.—The term “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. (5) Director.—The term “Director” means the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service."
Department Of The Interior, Environment, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 July 8, 2015
Gary Palmer, R-AL
"Mr. Chairman, more than 70 Federal departments now employ armed personnel, most of which most Americans would never associate with law enforcement. These agencies include the EPA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Federal Reserve Board, and the National Institutes of Health."

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