US House Passes Buchanan's Red Tide Amendment

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SRQ DAILY MONDAY BUSINESS EDITION MONDAY JUN 24, 2019

The U.S. House has passed Rep. Vern Buchanan’s measure to study the impact of red tide on human health. Buchanan’s amendment instructs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to designate $6.25 million to research the long-term health effects of red tide and other Harmful Algal Blooms. The amendment now heads to the U.S. Senate as a part of a larger government funding package. According to NOAA, harmful algae blooms cause $82 million in economic losses to the seafood, restaurant and tourism industries each year in the United States.

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