Please find here a letter to Congressional appropriators that was sent today asking for continued funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at the $300 million level, following Trump Administration’s call to eliminate the program.
The list of 63 signatories, that includes Republican and Democrat representatives from the eight Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, as well as California, New Hampshire, and Washington D.C., shows strong bi-partisan support for renewed funding.
Minnesota: U.S. Reps. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Tim Walz (D-Minn.), and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).
Wisconsin: U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.), James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), and Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.)
Illinois: U.S. Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.), Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), Pete Roskam (R-Ill.), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.).
Indiana: U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and André Carson (D-Ind.).
Michigan: U.S. Reps. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.), Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.), Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.), Mike Bishop (R-Mich.), John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Dave Trott (R-Mich.), Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), and Tim Walberg (R-Mich.).
Ohio: U.S. Reps. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio), Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Jim Renacci (R-Ohio), Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), Michael Turner (R-Ohio), and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio).
Pennsylvania: U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.).
New York: U.S .Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Elise Stefanik (D-N.Y.), Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), Thomas Suozzi (D-N.Y.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), and Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.).
Other states: U.S. Reps. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.), Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.), Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC).