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Southerland Slams Proposed 11-Day Red Snapper Season

April 10, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II issued the following statement today slamming the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s vote to shorten the Gulf of Mexico’s red snapper season from 40 days to 11 days: “It is painfully obvious that the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery is not being managed to foster growth and economic opportunity, but instead to push our fishermen off the water and out of business. When this terribly shortsighted deci... Read More

Southerland Honors Tallahassee's Pat Tuthill, a Champion for Vict...

April 9, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II addressed the House of Representatives today in honor of Pat Tuthill, a Tallassee resident and recipient of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award. Tuthill has been an advocate for stronger monitoring of violent criminals on parole or probation since her daughter, Peyton, was sexually assaulted and murdered by a convicted criminal on unsupervised probation in 1999. The transcript of Sout... Read More

Southerland Applauds Move to Empower Florida on Water Quality Man...

April 4, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed withdrawal this week of federal water quality standards. The EPA, which had in 2009 singled Florida out for stricter numeric nutrient criteria standards than the rest of the country, reversed course due to overwhelming evidence that Florida’s water quality standards have been tremendously successful in strengthening the health of our waterways. “I ... Read More

Southerland Urges Social Security Administration to Maintain Serv...

March 18, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II authored a letter today to U.S. Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin requesting a meeting regarding the closure of the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s office in Quincy, Florida. Southerland’s letter requests a meeting with SSA to explore options that will keep these vital services in place in Gadsden County. “I was extremely disappointed to learn that the administration had chosen to close ... Read More