House Passes Great Lakes Funding

September 14, 2017
Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in next year’s federal budget. The legislation fully funds the GLRI with $300 million for protection of the Great Lakes.

The legislation also includes funding for agriculture research, food safety programs, and improvements to infrastructure including rural broadband.

Congressman John Moolenaar is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, where the legislation originated and which passed the bill earlier this year.

Moolenaar voted for the legislation today and made the following statement:

“Today’s legislation is a victory for important priorities in Michigan. Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will protect the Lakes against invasive species and environmental damage. The funding for agricultural research and food safety will benefit Michigan farmers and Michigan families with better crops and safer food on their tables. The legislation will also make money available for rural broadband to improve online access in our communities."