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Senator Mark Begich

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District:
Arkansas
Party:
Democratic
Terms:
1

Leadership With 44,000 miles of shoreline and predictions of rising seas becoming a reality, if ever a state needed an Ocean Champion it is Alaska. Senator Begich, a native son and former mayor of Anchorage understands that Alaska is “ground zero for the impacts of climate change” and that Leadershipis about creating, not pocketing change. As mayor he worked to reduce emissions, and make Anchorage a more energy efficient city while also working with international winter cities to “address climate change.” He also invested $10 million to remove barriers to fish passage, maintain and restore riparian habitats, and increase public involvement in salmon and watershed stewardship in the state’s largest city. In 2007, his Salmon in the City program received two national awards – the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries and Habitat Conservation Award and the Coastal America Partners Award from the Office of the President. He also introduced proposals “to replace thousands of city street lights with energy-efficient LED fixtures, and a Sustainable Building Initiative requiring ‘green’ city buildings and incentives for private sector builders.”

Senator Begich sponsored:

  • S. 246 (Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States Act of 2013)
  • S. 248 (A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish, 2013)
  • S. 271 (Better Health in the Arctic Act of 2013)
  • S. 272 (Arctic Research, Monitoring, and Observing Act of 2013)
  • S. 518 (H2O Visa for Seafood Processing Act of 2013)
  • S. 520 (Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act of 2013)
  • S. 1068 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administraion Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2013)
  • S. 3371 (Renewable Energy Environmental Research Act of 2012)
  • S. 3332 (Vessel Incidental Discharge Act of 2012)
  • S. 1890 (Pirate Fishing Vessel Disposal Act of 2011)
  • S. 203 (Responsible Arctic Energy Development Act of 2011)
  • S. 1717 (Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States Act of 2011)
  • S. 229 (A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish, 2011)
  • S. 2852 (Renewable Energy Environmental Research Act of 2009)
  • S3371 (Renewable Energy Environmental Research Act of 2012)
  • S3332 (Vessel Incidental Discharge Act) DIED
  • S1890 (Pirate Fishing Vessel Disposal Act of 2011) DIED
  • S. 1566 (Artic Climate Adaptation Act) of 2009)
  • S246 (A bill to prevent the escapement of genetically altered salmon in the United States, and for other purposes) (Sent to committee)
  • S229 (A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish) S. 1561 (Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment Implementation Act of 2009)
  • S. 1562 (Arctic Ocean Research and Science Policy Review Act of 2009)
  • S. 1564 (Arctic Oil Spill Research and Prevention Act of 2009)
  • S. 1566 (Arctic Climate Adaptation Act of 2009) (Sent to committee)

Senator Begich cosponsored:

  • S. 1254 (A bill to amend the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998, and for other purposes, 2013)
  • S. 267 (Pirate Fishing Elimination Act of 2013)
  • S. 1106 (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2013)
  • S. 1401 (Pacific Salmon Stronghold Conservation Act of 2011)
  • S. 1701 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2011)
  • S. 5 (Cleaner, Greener, and Smarter Act of 2009)
  • S. 685 (Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2009)
  • S. 817 (Pacific Salmon Stronghold Conservation Act of 2009)
  • S. 952 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research Control and Amendments Act of 2009)
  • S. 2729 (Clean Energy Partnerships Act of 2009)