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Congressman Paul Mitchell

Representing the 10th District of Michigan

Great Lakes

We must protect our beautiful Great Lakes. In addition to being home to plants and wildlife, they also support our fishing and tourism industry, and are a source of drinking water.  I am a member of the Great Lakes Task Force, dedicated to advancing policies and programs that protect environmental quality throughout the Great Lakes basin. 

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March 30, 2017 Press Release

Shelby Township, MI – Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the Michigan Senate rejected the proposed House grant to repair the sinkhole in Fraser: 

 “I have spoken with Speaker Leonard and reached out to Majority Leader Meekhof to voice my support for the House’s proposed grant to fund repairs to the sinkhole in Fraser.  This has implications for our entire state, and could cause serious damage to the Great Lakes if sewage continues to enter the Clinton River.”

March 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Paul Mitchell (MI-10) issued the following statement on reports that funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will be cut for FY 2018:

February 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Paul Mitchell (MI-10) sent a bipartisan letter with twelve of his House colleagues asking the Trump administration to urge Canada to halt the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) proposal to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron.  Representative Mitchell issued the following statement after releasing the letter: