Bergman Opposes Proposed Cuts to Great Lakes Funding
Washington – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement today in response to cuts in Great Lakes funding in the President’s proposed budget for FY 2018:
“Anyone lucky enough to call Michigan home knows just how important the Great Lakes are—they’re good for our communities, good for our economy, and good for our environment. They’re an asset not only to Michigan and the Great Lakes states, but to people and industries across the U.S. That’s why, as a Member of the Great Lakes Task Force, I signed a bipartisan letter to the President in February calling for $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Michiganders know that to maintain the long-term environmental and economic integrity of the Great Lakes, we have to make the right investments now.
“The President’s budget proposal is an initial blueprint for us to use as we start our budget work, but Congress has the final say. I’m confident that I can work with my colleagues here in the House of Representatives to secure essential funding for the GLRI.”