Wednesday, May 26, 2021
As the Senate continues to work on the budget before us, we need to think about helping folks get back to work and helping folks who can't. That situation relates to the pandemic and there's another situation happening in Massachusetts that also demands our attention - the economically devastating impact on those engaged in the fisheries. We know that in the U.S. and particularly New England we have some of the most heavily regulated commercial fisheries in the world.
This amendment is designed to support families and all of the people affected -- from south of Cape Cod all the way to the New Hampshire border. We need to act and find a way to support these folks who have been precluded from earning a living.