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Administration: Salmon disaster money on its way
DALY, Capital Press 9/17/07
(AP) - The Bush administration says it is putting $100 million
into disaster relief for West Coast salmon fishermen.
Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said Wednesday the money
should help fishermen hurt by the closure of the Pacific Coast
salmon fishing industry.
The amount is $70 million less than Congress approved as part of
the recent farm bill.
Administration officials say that money was needed to pay for
higher-than-expected costs of the 2010 census.
They say that more money will be made available for salmon
fishermen in California, Oregon and Washington when the new budget
year begins in October.
But Democratic Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon says the
Bush administration is stealing from the fishermen.
Copyright 2008 The Associated Press.
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