Upton, Huizenga issue statement on Holland Harbor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (MI-06) and Bill Huizenga (MI-02) today issued a joint statement after sending a letter to the United States Army Corps of Engineers to express their concern over the lack of operation and maintenance funds for the Holland Harbor in the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget.
“The Holland Harbor serves as a major regional port on the Great Lakes, generating nearly $68 million in business and supporting over 400 jobs. It also is home to a station for the United States Coast Guard and the Ottawa County Sherriff’s Office marine division. As such an important harbor to our districts and the entire state, we urge the USACE to provide the funding needed to ensure that the Holland Harbor continues to be an engine of economic activity for our community.”
The funds are needed to maintain Holland Harbor’s designed depth and width.
Click here to read the full letter.