Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives today approved more than $83 million in aid and military assistance to Armenia and aid to Nagorno Karabakh as part of a large omnibus bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004, said U.S. Reps. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues.
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today after hearing the National Park Service was extending a letter of intent with Sandy Hook Partners for another six months.
Washington, DC U.S. Representative Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) and U.S. Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, applauded passage in the U.S. House of Representatives today of legislation granting Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) to Armenia.
"I regret that I could not be present at tonights public meeting to express my opposition to the opening of our federal waters to striped bass fishing. Such an opening would allow fishing by all sectors -- commercial, recreational, and party boats -- in a zone that had been previously off-limits to all striped bass fishing interests.