Support Amendments to Block Funding for Oil Exploration and Drilling in Atlantic
South Carolina Congressmen Mark Sanford and Jim Rice are two of several bipartisan co-sponsors of amendments in the U.S. House that would not allow federal funding in 2019 for oil exploration and drilling in the Atlantic and Straits of Florida. Some of these amendments could see votes taken this coming week. The other co-sponsors are Representatives Gaetz, F. Rooney, LoBiondo, Katko, Posey, Beyer and Hastings.
Congressman Sanford has offered similar amendments in the past, but this time momentum is building for the effort to protect our Atlantic Coast tourism, commercial fishing and recreation economies.
We need your help now. Show your support for this important effort:
- Click here to call your Member of Congress and see a sample script – you can call over the weekend and leave a voice mail!
- Join other business leaders and owners by adding your names to a sign-on letter to Congress in support of this effort. Deadline to sign is this Monday at 5PM. Sign the letter by clicking here.