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Upton Urges Full Funding of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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Washington, March 3, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement on reports that funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will be cut for Fiscal Year 2018:

“These reports are alarming. We have previously communicated with the new administration that our Great Lakes must be a priority and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative must be fully funded. Congress will have the final say on all budgetary matters and we are only at the first step in the appropriations process which actually funds the program. As we move forward, I will be fighting hard alongside colleagues on both sides of the aisle so we can turn this around and make sure our Great Lakes are properly protected.”  

In February, Upton joined colleagues on the Great Lakes Task Force in sending a letter encouraging the Trump administration to focus on the Great Lakes and fully fund the GLRI.

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