H.R. 4595: Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act of 2016

To authorize the Director of the United States Geological Survey to conduct monitoring, assessment, science, and research, in support of the binational fisheries within the Great Lakes Basin, and for other purposes.

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Feb 23, 2016


Referred to Committee on Feb 23, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 23, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Mike Quigley

Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2016
Length: 5 pages


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Feb 23, 2016

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