U.S. Rep. Keating gains key supporter in fish monitor funding fight

Keating said he has enlisted the help of Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, and Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., to find a way to avoid the cost shift, which would be particularly onerous to the Northeast’s struggling groundfish industry. The two lawmakers are the majority and minority leaders of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees . “They did agree to get seriously involved and see what they can do to secure some funds to help NOAA get through this,” Keating said. (umm Congressman? Help NOAA?) Read the rest here 08:46