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Congressman Dan Kildee on President’s Great Lakes Cuts to Pay for Border Wall


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WASHINGTON – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after the White House suggested cutting $50 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the current fiscal year budget to help pay for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico:

“President Trump continues to attack our way of life in Michigan by cutting Great Lakes protection efforts. It is outrageous that the President has not only proposed eliminating the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative next year, but now wants to immediately cut from the program this year to pay for a border wall. These Great Lakes protection efforts, supported by both Democrats and Republicans, combat invasive species like Asian Carp and protect our freshwater from pollution. We cannot put our Great Lakes in jeopardy – our jobs, our livelihood and our way of life are at stake.

“I will fight these cuts by the President in every way that I can.”


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