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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 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mitchell led a bipartisan letter to the Canadian Ambassador to inform him of the passage of the Mitchell Amendment, approved by the House of Representatives on September 7, 2017.  The Mitchell Amendment prohibits American money for the International Joint Commission (IJC) from being used to attend an annual Canadian water resources conference, demonstrating the opposition of the U.S.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed Representative Mitchell’s amendment which prohibits American money for the International Joint Commission (IJC) from being used to attend an annual Canadian water resources conference, demonstrating the opposition of the U.S. Congress to the nuclear waste project on the shore of Lake Huron. 

Representative Mitchell issued the following statement after his amendment passed the House of Representatives by voice vote:

August 7, 2017 Press Release

Shelby Township, MI – Today, Representative Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released the Brandon Road Study:

July 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced the scheduled release of the Brandon Road Study on August 7, 2017.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last night, Representative Paul Mitchell (MI-10) introduced an amendment that would stop the Army Corps of Engineers from using funds to further delay the release of the Brandon Road Study.  Despite gaining multi-state, bipartisan support, the amendment was not adopted.  After debate, Representative Mitchell issued the following statement:

July 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee announced Fiscal Year 2018 Interior and Environment Bill, which includes full funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI):

June 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Paul Mitchell (MI-10) joined a bipartisan letter with 32 Members of Congress asking Secretary Tillerson to urge Canada to halt the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) proposal to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron.  The letter comes after the OPG submitted a document to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency doubling down on its proposal to bury nuclear waste at the Bruce Power Complex in Kincardine, Ontario. 

Representative Mitchell issued the following statement after signing the letter:

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.”