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Congressional Committee Proposes Restoring Funding For Great Lakes Cleanup Program

Jul 12, 2017

A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee proposes overruling President Trump's call to eliminate the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a program that funds cleanup efforts.

The bill that may get a vote today includes 300 million dollars in funding. The program enjoys widespread bipartisan support in the eight Great Lakes states. The president's federal budget proposal for 2018 recommends killing the program and others that support regional environmental cleanups.