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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

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May 23, 2017 Page
115TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION
H. R. 2560

To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to encourage elimination of lionfish from United States waters by allowing individuals to exchange lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for certain species in addition to the number of such species otherwise authorized to be taken by such individuals, and for other purposes.
 
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2017 Page
115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2370
 
To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance.
 
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 
May 4, 2017
Mr. Gaetz introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
A BILL
May 23, 2017 Page
115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1456
 
 
To prohibit the sale of shark fins, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 9, 2017
May 19, 2017 Press Release

 

Congressman Gaetz Propose the
“Reef Assassin Act” Targeting Lionfish

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz is taking aim at lionfish invading the waters along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts by introducing the Reef Assassin Act.

May 19, 2017 Video

Congressman Matt Gaetz is taking aim at lionfish invading the waters along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts by introducing the Reef Assassin Act.

The Reef Assassin Act amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to encourage the elimination of lionfish from our waters. It allows individuals to trade dead lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for coveted reef fish. This legislation will give fishers one tag in exchange for 100 lionfish tails.

May 18, 2017 In The News

Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, has put forward a resolution in the House of Represenatives calling for an end to Japan's annual whale hunt, which he describes as a "slaughter on the seas".

Japan's whaling fleet returned in March from a hunt in the Southern Ocean with a catch of 333 minke whales on board.

Japan conducts its hunt under a loophole in International Whaling Commission regulations that allows for "scientific whaling".

May 2, 2017 In The News

The Pentagon says maintaining the current moratorium on oil and gas activities in the Gulf of Mexico beyond 2022 is “essential for developing and sustaining our nation's future combat capabilities," according to a letter sent to U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach.

 

April 4, 2017 Video

Congressman Gaetz speaks on the House Floor about legislation to end commercial whaling. 

April 4, 2017 Video

Congressman Gaetz Speaks on House Floor about Everglades Restoration

March 6, 2017 Page

As of 03/06/2017 text has not been received for H.R.1310 - To support programs for mosquito-borne and other vector-borne disease surveillance and control. 

Bills are generally sent to the Library of Congress from GPO, the Government Publishing Office, a day or two after they are introduced on the floor of the House or Senate. Delays can occur when there are a large number of bills to prepare or when a very large bill has to be printed.