Hudson River Protection Act Passes In House of Representatives

Hudson River Protection Act Passes In House of Representatives

By Idy Perl

Yesterday, a bill that was brought by Congressman Mike Lawler together with his Hudson Valley colleagues, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 376 to 16, bringing it one step closer to becoming a law.

As previously reported by Rockland Daily,  the bill, called the “Hudson River Protection Act,” is part of the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act to preserve the Hudson River by banning additional anchorage and clearly defining the authorization on the port. 

"Preserving the health of the Hudson River is a priority we all share and is something that I have been vocal about since taking office," Congressman Mike Lawler said.  "That's why I joined colleagues from both parties in introducing the NY-NJ Watershed Protection Act, and why I joined with my Hudson Valley neighbors Pat Ryan and Marc Molinaro to introduce the Hudson River Protection Act. This legislation will ban additional anchorages and protect our constituents from the safety issues that would arise. I was pleased to see this legislation pass the House by a broad, bipartisan vote and I look forward to it becoming law."

The bill is now bound for the Senate, where it will undergo a vote. Should it garner Senate approval, it will proceed to President Biden's desk for signing into law.

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