Letters

Senators to Appropriators Regarding Great Lakes Priorities

March 2012

To: The Honorable Patrick Leahy
Chairperson
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
127 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Lindsey Graham
Ranking Member
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
127 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

From: The undersigned members of the U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairperson and Ranking Member:

As Senators from Great Lakes states, we are writing to express our support for two programs run by the State Department that are important to the Great Lakes region. Specifically, we would like to request the following for Fiscal Year 2013: We urge the Committee to provide robust support for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission within the International Fisheries Commission account. And we urge you to provide continued support for the International Joint Commission which receives funding in the American Sections, International Commissions account…