Source: United States Senator for Ohio Rob Portman
Headline: Portman, Udall, Burr, Coons, and Whitehouse Introduce DELTA Act to Protect the Okavango River Delta
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Udall (D-NM) today introduced the Defending Economic Livelihoods and Threatened Animals (DELTA) Act, legislation that encourages the U.S. to develop a strategy to protect the Okavango River Delta in South Africa. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are also original cosponsors of this legislation. A similar bill in the House – introduced by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) – was recently approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee and awaits action on the House floor.