Neal Dunn Gets Strengthening Coastal Communities Act Through the House
U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., currently finishing his first term in Congress, scored a win last week as the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed his “Strengthening Coastal Communities Act.”
Dunn’s bill cleared the House on a 375-1 vote on Friday as U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., voted against the proposal.
“The Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018 makes technical corrections to the Coastal Barrier Resources maps that are adversely affecting areas in Bay and Gulf counties. The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) was signed into law in 1982 and works to preserve our nation’s barrier islands by barring federal funds and financial assistance from being used there, which therefore disincentivizes development,” the congressman’s office noted. “Dr. Dunn’s legislation maintains these protections for our nation’s barrier islands, while simply providing for more precise digital maps to distinguish the CBRA zones.”
Fellow Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Tom Rooney were cosponsors of the proposal as was U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del.
Dunn took to the House floor last week to weigh in on his proposal
“I’m grateful to be here today and for the opportunity to speak on this bipartisan, common sense bill to provide much needed modernization and updates