McConnell, Paul push to lift fishing restrictions on river

Sens. McConnell, Paul push to lift fishing restrictions on Cumberland River

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his Kentucky colleague Rand Paul are pressing against to permanently lift restrictions on fishing below dams along the Cumberland River.

Earlier this year, McConnell and Paul, with help from congressional colleagues, had gotten a law passed that would temporarily block a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal to erect barriers to prevent fishing in what anglers consider prime waters.

Now, they are urging the chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to make a 2-year moratorium imposed in June permanent by including it in the House Water and Resources and Development Act.

The House is expected to take up the bill in September.

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