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House passes Long amendment to halt the Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan

This week the House of Representatives passed an amendment sponsored by Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) that delays the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan for 5 years.

“After talking with constituents, it was clear to me that their main concern about the Shoreline Management Plan is that their voices are not being heard,” said Rep. Long. “My amendment addresses that by ensuring that the people directly impacted by the plan will have a say in it and have a chance to comply with the proposed measures.  With many people owning homes and land around Table Rock Lake, I thought it was only fair that they be given ample amount of time to prepare for the changes, and my amendment does just that.”

The amendment, which is part of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, would halt the plan by 5 years, lift the moratorium on issuing permits for new and existing docks and extend the public comment period. The House passed the amendment by voice vote.