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Great Lakes funding amended, bill yet to pass

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, an effort to restore the health of our five-lake, fresh water asset, faced an unprecedented cut in funding from its authorized level of $475 million to $60 million when the Interior bill emerged from the Appropriations subcommittee.

Working with a bipartisan group of House members, Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH-14), was able to amend the bill in the full committee to restore $150 million of the funds, bringing the total to $210 million. 

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