Joint Initiative Letter to Senate Encouraging Support for the Whitehouse-Murkowski Amendement to Trade Promotion Authority Legislation


In May 2015, the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative sent a letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell and the Honorable Harry Reid to encourage senators to support the Whitehouse-Murkowski Amendment #1387 to Trade Promotion Authority legislation (the "Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act," H.R. 1314) which the Senate may soon consider. This amendment would add the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, to the list of common multilateral environmental agreements identified in the principal negotiating objective on the environment.