Letters

Coalition to House Appropriators Regarding State and Related Programs Budget

April 2019

To: The Honorable Nita Lowey
Chairperson
House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
HT-2 U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Hal Rogers
Ranking Member
House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
1016 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

From: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition
And the undersigned environmental non-governmental organizations

Dear Chairperson Lowey and Ranking Member Rogers:

On behalf of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, we write to ask that you assure the Fiscal Year 2020 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bill provides funding for Great Lakes restoration priorities. We are grateful for the much-needed support the region has received. We share these waters with our Canadian neighbors and our joint efforts are seeing on-the-ground results because of the investments across the region on both sides of the border. However, the Great Lakes still face many urgent problems, which is why we are concerned with the President’s proposed budget. The problems we face will only get worse and the price we pay will be much higher if the federal and international partnership in the region is scaled back.