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Congressman Paul Mitchell

Representing the 10th District of Michigan

Mitchell Urges Funding of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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:

“I am already on record supporting $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  This program is critical to preserving our beautiful Great Lakes.  I am concerned by initial reports that this funding will be slashed in the 2018 budget.  I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and the administration to support full funding of the GLRI.”

BACKGROUND

In February, Representative Mitchell sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump in support of $300 million of funding for the GLRI.

Representative Mitchell is 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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