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Upton Releases Statement Opposing Great Lakes Funding Cuts

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Washington, March 11, 2019 | Josh Paciorek ((202-225-3761) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Trump Administration released their Fiscal Year 2020 budget, proposing to cut nearly $270 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:

“Protecting our natural resources, whether they be the Great Lakes, parks, or clean water, is a federal responsibility and priority. For the third year in a row, I will join colleagues on both sides of the aisle to fight the Administration’s proposed budget cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. We have fought tooth and nail to stop these cuts before. You can expect a strong, bipartisan, Michigan-led effort to once again protect every penny of this critical program, and we will prevail. Putting funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative on the chopping block is a terrible idea and will not stand.”

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