Tag Archives: Rep. Brian Higgins

October 26th 2017

Updated Action Alert: U.S. House Circulates Sign On Letter Urging Administration to Fund Great Lakes in FY19

Updated alert! The deadline for this sign on letter has been extended to Thursday, November 2.  While Congress continues to debate funding levels for the current fiscal year, the federal agencies have already proposed next year’s budget to the Office … Continue reading

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March 30th 2017

U.S. House Pushes Back to Restore Great Lakes Funding, In Wake of Proposed Trump Administration Cuts

Ann Arbor, Mich. (March 30, 2017) – In the wake of President Trump’s budget outline released earlier this month that would eliminate Great Lakes restoration programs, 63 Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter … Continue reading

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March 23rd 2017

Action Alert: Sign On to Urge Appropriators to Fully Fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

In the wake of President Trump’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which zeroed out the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative among other critical programs, members of the U.S. House of Representatives are circulating a letter urging House Appropriators to restore funding … Continue reading

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March 2nd 2017

Great Lakes Update: Specter of Drastic Budget Cuts Looms

We’re hearing that the Trump Administration’s proposed budget drastically slashes EPA funding—including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $10 million. See this twitter post from Rob Davis, an Oregon reporter. The leaked budget numbers likely come from the administration’s … Continue reading

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March 2nd 2017

Action Alert: Sign On Letter to Urge Trump Administration to Allow Army Corps to Finish Study, Protect Great Lakes

The alert has ended with 26 Representatives signing on. Those who joined after this alert was sent out include Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), Sandy Levin (D-Mich.), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), and Mike Kelly (R-Pa.). You … Continue reading

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