"It's nice to see so many people here this evening. I think tonight's turnout not only reflects the strong opposition to the proposals, but also the incredible amount of dedication by all anglers to conservation and management so we can all fish in the future.
"Chris Smith has been a strong Republican advocate for veterans in Washington. He put the needs of veterans before party politics, something the House Republican leadership is increasingly unwilling to accept.
"As the 109th Congress begins, I'd like to think we could restore bipartisanship to the halls of Congress, something that, unfortunately, has been seriously lacking over the last four years. Republicans are not getting off to a good start.
Long Branch, NJ --- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), ranking Democrat on the House Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subcommittee, today announced plans to introduce legislation next month that would establish an Atlantic Tsunami Warning Center similar to the one that already exists for the Pacific Ocean.