Moolenaar Questions OMB Director About The Great Lakes

June 21, 2017
Press Release

Today, Congressman John Moolenaar questioned Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. 

Congressman Moolenaar raised concerns about the administration’s proposal to cut the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. In his support for the GLRI, Congressman Moolenaar emphasized that the Great Lakes are an international border and contain 20 percent of the world’s freshwater, supplying drinking water to millions of Americans. 

Director Mulvaney thanked Moolenaar for the question and responded: 

“There is an international component that may make [GLRI] more federal than I had thought it was before we chatted.” 

After the hearing, Congressman Moolenaar made the following statement: 

“I am glad Director Mulvaney recognizes the importance of the Great Lakes as an international border and I hope he is open to supporting the GLRI. The GLRI has been authorized by Congress for the next five years and I will be working with my colleagues to fund it in the final budget.”