Sen. Mark Begich says the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act will not be moving forward without Alaska’s input. He says Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s bill (introduced on September 16) was intended to lay out language important to the Republican’s home state. It won’t necessarily be the final language in the bill.
The FDA is considering approving genetically engineered, or GE, salmon to be sold in the U.S. It has sparked renewed protests by opponents of genetically modified organisms, or GMO’s. Sen. Mark Begich on Thursday introduced two bills in the US Senate that would ban these new salmon. Sitka held a demonstration at Crescent Harbor on Saturday.
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Jul 25, 2012 | Local News
Sitka’s opposition to “corporate personhood” has been formally entered into the Congressional Record. Alaska Sen. Mark Begich asked for Sitka’s resolution to be entered into the official proceedings of the United States Congress during a floor speech on July 17th.