COSTA STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF BILL TO FUND NUTRIA ERADICATION AND CONTROL
(Washington) Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 3399 - to amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003:
“Nutria are plaguing our waterways in the Valley, causing costly damage to canals, levees, wetlands, and crops," said Costa. "I chaired a Livestock and Foreign Agriculture hearing last fall to stress the importance of addressing the issue. I’m pleased the House voted today to pass legislation I introduced with Rep. Harder (CA-10), which will provide needed funding to eradicate and control the population growth of nutria in California and across the country."