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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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September 17, 2018 Press Release

Shelby Township, Michigan – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement following the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development’s award of nearly $5 million in grants and loans for the city of Croswell to perform sewer system improvements.

 

September 11, 2018 Press Release

Yesterday, leaders in the House and Senate released the America’s W

July 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6147, the Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2019, which includes full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI):

 

June 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mitchell released the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers released its Director’s Report on the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. In the report, the Army Corps of Engineers recalculated its previous benefit-cost analysis, and issued a revised score of 2.42. As the benefit-cost analysis number produced exceeds 1.0, the upgrading of the Soo Locks can now be included in the Water Resources Development Act, and future authorization and budgeting steps can move forward.

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement following passage of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act:

 

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  This morning, the United States House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 which included language offered by Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) affirming the national security importance of the Soo Locks. The bill also included an amendment offered by Congressman Mitchell that eliminates unnecessary procurement requirements.

 

Upon the passage of the legislation, Congressman Mitchell released the following statement:

 

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  This morning, the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 which included language offered by Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) affirming the national security importance of the Soo Locks.

 

Upon the passage of the legislation, Congressman Mitchell released the following statement:

May 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last Friday, Representatives Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Jack Bergman (R-MI), and John Moolenaar (R-MI) led a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump, urging his continued commitment to rebuild and improve the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The letter was sent in response to remarks the president made during a recent event in Washington Township, Michigan, where he told the crowd he supports modernizing the Soo Locks.

 

April 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $980,000 to the state of Michigan to restore rock reef in Saginaw Bay and improve fish and wildlife habitat in the Lake Huron watershed.

April 6, 2018 Press Release

Shelby Township, Michigan – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) for Lake Huron. The LAMP is a binational plan between the American and Canadian governments that provides an assessment of Lake Huron’s ecosystem, identifies ecological risks, and sets priorities and further action to restore and protect Lake Huron.