Congresswoman Luria Supports Resolution to Recognize National Estuaries Week

August 27, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Luria announced she has cosponsored H.Res.1078, which would designate the week of September 19 through September 26 as National Estuaries Week. This bipartisan resolution seeks to draw attention to the vital economic, environmental, and recreational roles of estuaries to communities throughout Coastal Virginia and our nation.

“Since taking office, I have worked with both parties to protect our Chesapeake Bay and other estuaries throughout our nation,” said Congresswoman Luria. “I am pleased to join this bipartisan resolution to raise awareness of the irreplaceable value of estuaries so we can strengthen our efforts to ensure that future generations can enjoy all they have to offer.”

In addition to recognizing National Estuaries Week, H.Res.1078 would support the preservation, protection, and restoration of estuaries and commend local communities and public partners for their conservation efforts. It would also express Congress’ appreciation for America’s estuaries and recognize the threats they face today.

One of Congresswoman Luria’s top priorities is protecting the health of the Chesapeake Bay and our coastal environment. This month, Congresswoman Luria joined fellow Coastal Virginian, Congressman Bobby Scott, in urging House leadership to vote on the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act. The ACE Act contains the bill text of the Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act, which would authorize $455 million for the program over the next five years. The Chesapeake Bay Program provides funding for local projects and Bay restoration efforts and helps states get the resources they need to clean the Chesapeake Bay.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.