Dayton Daily News: Brown, Portman behind effort to stop spread of Asian carp

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Dayton Daily News: Brown, Portman behind effort to stop spread of Asian carp

A Senate amendment aimed at stopping the spread of Asian carp has been added to a bill authorizing federal water resource programs.

The amendment, introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and Pat Toomey, R-Pa, mirrors legislation Brown introduced earlier this year. Its cosponsors include Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

The amendment, which got unanimous support, would put the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in charge of a federal effort to combat the spread of the invasive species in the Ohio and Upper Mississippi River basins.

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