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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

13-H0069 on Jan 3, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: International Fisheries Stewardship and Enforcement Act
Source: S.269 / H.R. 69
Congressional Summary:
    Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act;:
  • Authorizes additional enforcement measures relating to search or inspection of facilities or conveyances, records inspection, shipment detention, arrest, search and seizure, and service of civil or criminal process.
  • Authorizes disclosing information internationally to ensure compliance, including international fishery agreements.
  • Requires identification and listing of nations that violate conservation and management measures required under an international fishery management agreement to which the US is a party.
  • Authorizes international cooperation and assistance, including grants, to help other nations achieve sustainable fisheries.

Proponent's argument for bill:(by Mission Blue): Recognizing the growing threat posed by foreign illegal fishing, the International Fisheries Stewardship and Enforcement Act would safeguard U.S. ports, strengthen enforcement, and protect American fishing interests. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing spans the globe, threatening legitimate fishing operations, undermining sustainable fisheries management, and stealing a vital resource from needy communities and the world economy. Criminal fishing worldwide is estimated to take $10 billion to $23.5 billion worth of seafood annually, or 11 million to 26 million tons of fish--three to six times more fish than the entire U.S. commercial fishing industry catches legally every year.

Also see the related Senate bill S.269


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: EPA regulations are too restrictive Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Enforce against illegal ocean fishing (Score: -1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: Enforce against illegal ocean fishing (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 13-H0069

Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratFeb 4, 2013
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Feb 12, 2013
Eni Faleomavaega s1oSamoa DemocratJan 15, 2013
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 15, 2013
Colleen Hanabusa s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2014)Jan 15, 2013
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 12, 2013
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratJun 5, 2013
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 25, 2013
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic ChallengerJan 3, 2013
Pedro Pierluisi s1oPuerto Rico DemocratJan 3, 2013
Gregorio Sablan s1oMarianas DemocratJan 3, 2013
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 4, 2013
Mike Thompson s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 20, 2013



Republicans participating in 13-H0069

Michael Grimm s1oNew York Republican (resigned 2015)Jan 15, 2013



Independents participating in 13-H0069

Madeleine Bordallo s2pGuam DelegateJan 3, 2013
Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014Jan 3, 2013



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 13
Republicans: 1
Independents: 2


















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