[CT Birds] Fw: A message from the office of Senator Christopher Murphy

Lemmon lemmon at snet.net
Tue Jun 30 20:41:52 EDT 2015

Please contact your senators about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act...please read below.  Even a quick phone call to an answering machine can be effective.
Carol Lemmon
    ----- Forwarded Message -----
  From: Senator Christopher Murphy <senator_ at murphy.senate.gov>
 To: lemmon at snet.net 
 Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 1:09 PM
 Subject: A message from the office of Senator Christopher Murphy
Thank you forcontacting me about the MigratoryBird Treaty Act. I appreciate your correspondence and hope that you find this response helpful. This criticalAct, first implemented in 1918 as the result of a treaty between the United States, Canada, and GreatBritain, is one of the most comprehensive pieces of U.S. legislation aimed at protecting birds. Today,the MigratoryBird Treaty Act continues to protect hundreds of species of migratorybirds across the United States, many of which are endangered.Like you, Ibelieve in the need for strong federal protections for wildlife, as well as penalties for those thatviolate these protections. As you know, the House of Representatives passedan appropriations bill that included an amendment that would prohibit the Department of Justice fromprosecuting violators of the MigratoryBird Treaty Act. Please be assured that I am opposed to this provision, and while thislegislation has not yet been considered by the Senate, I will continue to track this issue closely.Thank you again for contacting me about this matter.  I appreciate hearing from you and assureyou that I will always do my best to represent the views of my constituents in the Senate.  In thefuture, please do not hesitate to call me in my Connecticut office at (860) 549-8463 or in my Washingtonoffice at (202) 224-4041.            Every Best Wish,

            Christopher S. Murphy
            United States Senator 


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