House Committee approves level funding of GLRI
The GLC continues to press Congress to fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) at its authorized level of $300 million. In late June, the GLC wrote to leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committees outlining the benefits of the program to the Great Lakes states.
On July 10, we joined with the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority, the Council of Great Lakes Industries and the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition to send a unified message to House and Senate appropriators that continued support for the bipartisan GLRI is critical for our region.
On July 18, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved full funding of the GLRI at $300 million for FY 2018. This is great news from the Great Lakes, although more work remains to be done. Read the full story by Great Lakes Today.
We will continue advocating for the GLRI as it moves to consideration by the full House and to the Senate. For more information on the GLRI and how it's at work in your state click here.