The Hill: Senate votes for an amendment to fight the spread of Asian carp

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The Hill: Senate votes for an amendment to fight the spread of Asian carp

The Senate approved a bipartisan amendment to the water infrastructure bill that would combat the spread of Asian carp into U.S. waters.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the amendment along with Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.). The amendment was approved on a 95-0 vote on Wednesday.

Brown said his amendment would not add any cost to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which the Senate is currently considering. His amendment would direct a multiagency federal effort to slow the spread of Asian carp in the upper Mississippi and Ohio River basins and tributaries and the Great Lakes.

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