Representative Sam Farr

District California 20th
Key Coastal Communities Monterey & Santa Cruz
Party Democrat
Terms 11th
Committees Appropriations (Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies)
Caucuses: House Oceans Caucus (co-chair), House Organic Caucus (co-chair), Congressional Coastal Caucus,, National Marine Sanctuary Caucus House Coastal Caucus
Quote from Website "Through my position as co-chair of the House Oceans Caucus, I continue to provide leadership on ocean policy in Congress. During my tenure in Congress, I have consistently fought for funding and development of ocean activities and programs, especially as administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."










Leadership: As the lead author and tireless champion of a truly visionary piece of legislation - H.R. 21, the Oceans Conservation, Education, and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act ("OCEANS 21") - Rep. Farr has shown his commitment to healthy oceans, and his leadership skills. Oceans-21 would implement key recommendations of the Pew Oceans Commission and U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy with common-sense solutions. Recently, through the sponsorship of H.R. 1171 - Marine Debris Act Reauthorization Amendments of 2011 - Champion Farr upheld a NOAA program that uses innovative solutions to protect marine ecosystems and coastal communities from the hazards of marine debris.

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