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Upton applauds full funding for the Great Lakes

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WASHINGTON, February 10, 2020 | Joshua Paciorek (202-225-3761) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration’s proposed FY 2021 budget included full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

“This is exciting news for the Great Lakes and for everyone who calls southwest Michigan home, and I commend the Administration for proposing significant resources for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative,” Upton said. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: don’t mess with the Great Lakes. These resources are needed to keep Asian carp and other invasive species out of our Great Lakes, to ensure that our water is clean and safe, and to maintain the beauty of these Lakes for generations to come.”

Last week, the U.S. House passed the bipartisan GLRI Reauthorization Act that Upton supported. The legislation – H.R. 4031 - reauthorizes the GLRI for another five years when it expires at the end of FY 2021.  

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