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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Walz Votes to Fight Invasive Carp & Support “Made-in-America” Jobs

May 20, 2014
Press Release

Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA) works to eradicate invasive carp and spur job creation and economic growth, increasing America’s competitiveness in the global market

Washington, DC [5/20/14] Today, Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). WRRDA will make key investments in America’s ports & waterways—increasing our competitiveness in the global market—while protecting our lakes and streams from invasive carp. Walz was a co-sponsor of the amendment to help eradicate invasive carp—also known as Asian carp. The invasive carp amendment would help fight the spread of the non-native fish by closing the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock within one year, protecting our lakes and streams from the “flying-fish.”

“This bill shows what we can accomplish when we work together to get things done. It supports American farmers and manufactures by rebuilding and repairing our crumbling waterways infrastructure. This increases our competitiveness in the world market by making it easier to ship our American made goods to the world market, creating jobs and spurring economic growth here at home.

“WRRDA not only works to support American farmers and manufacturers, it also works to help protect Minnesota’s multi-billion dollar tourism and sportsmen industry by fighting the spread of invasive carp. I’m proud of my work on this bipartisan measure and pleased it will become law of the land.” 

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