“For over 200 years, my family has farmed, hunted, and fished the land, rivers, and streams of central and eastern Georgia. That’s why I believe that one of my prime responsibilities in Congress is to preserve – for ourselves and for our children – the rural heritage and quality of life that we enjoy today.”
Leadership: Rep. Barrow has been a long-time clean-water advocate since his days as a Clarke County/Athens Commissioner. Upon being elected, he was one of the first Democratic cosponsors of H.R. 1431, (Fisheries Science and Management Enhancement Act of 2005). Rep. Barrow has also supported important ocean legislation by cosponsoring both H.R. 21 (“Oceans 21”) and H.R 1747 (Safe Drinking Water for Healthy Communities Act of 2007).
Most recently, Rep. Barrow announced $1.6 billion in new Department of Energy funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate environmental cleanup work of the Savannah River Site. Click here to learn more. He also cosponsored H.R. 3650 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2009).