Mitchell Responds to Trump Pledge to Fully Fund GLRI and Upgrade Soo Locks

March 29, 2019
Press Release

Shelby Township, Mich. – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this morning after President Donald Trump pledged support to full funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), and to upgrading the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.


“Since coming to Congress, I have strongly advocated for full Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding and upgrading the Soo Locks both in Congress and to the president directly, and I am glad we are seeing concrete results. I am extremely pleased that last night President Trump pledged his support for full funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Our Great Lakes are a national treasure, and the GLRI supports critical projects that improve water quality, combat invasive species, protect the Great Lakes ecosystem, and more. I will do everything in my power to ensure - as I have the last two years - that my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee include full funding in their final bill. I am also glad the president made reference to the request for further funding of the Soo Locks upgrade project in his budget, which shows he understands the importance of this project, as any failure at the locks would have a devastating ripple effect on our nation’s economy and national security.”