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Representative Nick J. Rahall

West Virginia-3rd

Leadership: Representative Rahall has been instrumental in promoting and moving important ocean legislation that had been left behind by previous committee leadership.  In 2006, as Ranking Member of the Natural Resources committee, he fought to re-authorize and strengthen the Magnuson-Stevens Act.  Representative Rahall sponsored the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act (H.R. 3534) which passed the Natural Resources Committee floor in the 111th Congress. The CLEAR Act would establish a sizable ocean trust to fund projects that conserve, protect, maintain, and restore ocean and coastal ecosystems.

Representative Rahall cosponsored:

  • H.R. 1877 (Water Pollution Control Investment Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1948 (Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 501 (Implementing the Recommendations of the BP Oil Spill Commission Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 3145 (Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1802 (Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 3145 (Water Pollution Control Investment Act of 2011)