Public Lands and Natural Resources
Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021
  • Last major action
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
  • Introduced
To reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 and to establish the United States Coral Reef Task Force, and for other purposes.
Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021 This bill addresses the conservation and sustainability of coral reef ecosystems. Among other things, the bill reauthorizes through FY2024 and revises the Coral Reef Conservation Program; directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide block grants to states to support state coral reef management and restoration; requires NOAA to establish standards for the formation of partnerships among government and community members for the stewardship of coral reefs; provides statutory authority for the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force to lead, coordinate, and strengthen federal government actions to preserve, conserve, and restore coral reef ecosystems; requires the Department of the Interior to provide grants upon the declaration of a coral reef emergency to implement emergency plans; authorizes Interior to provide scientific expertise, technical assistance, and financial assistance for the conservation and restoration of coral reefs; and establishes a National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program.

 

The @NatResources Committe just passed HR160, the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act, including my amendment to direct more resources to state and territorial coral reef management efforts. Proud to have partnered w/ Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL-9) & Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to save our coral reefs.

 

Proud to join my colleagues to reintroduce the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act, which will help restore and protect our coral reef ecosystems. This builds on our work to preserve our natural resources and helps ensure future generations can enjoy all that Florida has to offer.

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Rubio, Schatz, Scott, Hirono Introduce Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) reintroduced the bipartisan Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021 (S. 46). First introduced in August 2019, the bill would reauthorize and modernize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, strengthen NOAA’s Coral Reef program, and give innovative new tools and resources to the non-federal partners who are closest to the crisis in American coral reefs: states, territories, and local communities. The bill unanimously passed the Senate in December 2020, but stalled in the House at the end of the 116th Congress. U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (R-FL), Ed Case (D-HI), Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), Brian Mast (R-FL), Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR), and Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS) have introduced companion legislation (H.R. 160) in the House. The Coral Reef Conservation Act, which expired more than 15 years ago, was designed to promote the conservation of our nation’s ree
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Proud to join my colleagues to reintroduce the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act, which will help restore and protect our coral reef ecosystems. This builds on our work to preserve our natural resources and helps ensure future generations can enjoy all that Florida has to offer.

Sen. Rubio was commenting on this link from rubio.senate.gov
Rubio, Schatz, Scott, Hirono Introduce Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) reintroduced the bipartisan Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021 (S. 46). First introduced in August 2019, the bill would reauthorize and modernize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, strengthen NOAA’s Coral Reef program, and give innovative new tools and resources to the non-federal partners who are closest to the crisis in American coral reefs: states, territories, and local communities. The bill unanimously passed the Senate in December 2020, but stalled in the House at the end of the 116th Congress. U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (R-FL), Ed Case (D-HI), Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), Brian Mast (R-FL), Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR), and Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS) have introduced companion legislation (H.R. 160) in the House. The Coral Reef Conservation Act, which expired more than 15 years ago, was designed to promote the conservation of our nation’s ree
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