Senator Murray (D-WA) and Representative Larsen (D-WA) introduced companion bills (S. 3373 and H.R. 6746 respectively) to reauthorize and expand the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Act to promote the protection of the resources of the Northwest Straits, and for other purposes. The previous legislation (Pub.L. 105-384, Title IV) established a citizens’ advisory committee to assist in coordination of marine resource conservation measures in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. (7/31/08).