Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA): Rename Waters Off the Entire U.S. Coast After Ronald Reagan

July 22, 2012 at 11:03 AM 2 comments

This is not a joke:

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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is floating legislation that would name most U.S. coastal waters after former President Ronald Reagan.

Issa reintroduced his bill Wednesday to rename the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which generally extends from three miles to 200 miles offshore, as the Ronald Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone.

The late Reagan, a Californian like Issa, established the EEZ with a 1983 presidential proclamation that declared the nation’s sovereign rights for exploring, exploiting and conserving offshore resources, including energy.

Issa, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has introduced the bill multiple times in past sessions of Congress.

Under the proposal, references to the EEZ in U.S. laws, regulations, maps and other documents would carry Reagan’s name.


If crazy Issa has introduced this bill “multiple times” in past sessions of Congress, it must not be all that popular so I’m not holding my breathe on this one but it does go to show the kinds of things Republicans are thinking about, you know, as opposed to creating jobs.



Entry filed under: Financial Crisis, Republicans, Including Wingers & "Moderates".

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JC for pennies  |  July 22, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    He comes from a state dominated by the Democrats. He wont get his way off the Pacific coast. I think that’s a given.

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  July 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    I would love to see him turn and run away with his tail between his legs in that fight.

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