December 12, 2008


Hi John,


Senator Graham and I met with the Senate committee with jurisdiction over this issue to discuss the legislation yesterday.  They are going to take a look at the legislation and get back in touch.  In addition we plan to meet with the House committee with jurisdiction in January. 


Because a new congress starts in January, we have not introduced legislation yet.  We will be working on that early next year.   I have attached a list of current sponsors.  There are several more waiting for the legislation to be introduced before signing on, so we anticipate a larger list once that happens. 


If you have any other questions, please let me know.  We will be happy to keep you in the loop as things progress. Thanks


Malia Hale, Director

National Restoration and Water Resources Campaigns

National Wildlife Federation


901 E Street NW, Ste 400

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