ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 23, 2018)—The U.S. House and Senate have passed the fiscal year 2018 budget, which now heads to the White House to be signed by President Trump. The budget contains strong funding for core Great Lakes restoration priorities.
Todd Ambs, campaign director for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, said:
“The budget is a victory for the 30 million people who depend on the Great Lakes for their drinking water, jobs, and way of life. We thank Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress who have stepped up to make Great Lakes restoration and protection a national priority. This budget keeps federal Great Lakes restoration efforts on track.
“Strong funding for federal agencies, like the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service, provide a solid foundation for the successful implementation of Great Lakes restoration efforts in communities across the region. Despite the progress we’re seeing, serious threats remain. We look forward to working with bi-partisan leaders in the U.S. House and Senate to continue this tremendous state-federal partnership that is producing results for the environment and economy.”