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Sen. Alexander prepared to block funding over dam fishing issue

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee has met with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, asking her to delay by seven months the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed fishing restrictions in tailwaters below dams on the Cumberland River.
Alexander said that the cut of $255 million, or roughly 5 percent, that the Corps faces in automatic spending cuts justifies further consideration of the restrictions, and the exploration of alternatives with state agencies.


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