Tag Archives: Rep. Grace Meng

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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February 7th 2017

Updated Action Alert: Extended Deadline to Urge Representatives to Support GLRI Funding

Read the final letter here. A letter in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative fiscal year 2018 funding is circulating in the House of Representatives and the deadline has been extended.  We’re asking Representatives in the Great Lakes region to sign … Continue reading

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March 16th 2016

Record number of representatives urge appropriators to restore Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding

A letter circulating in the House of Representatives since February in response to President Obama’s proposed budget closed on Monday with a record number of 55 signatories. The president’s budget would cut $50 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative–a popular program … Continue reading

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March 7th 2016

Action Alert: Sign-on Letter Circulates to Restore Great Lakes Funding

With cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding in President Obama’s budget request for FY 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives are circulating a dear colleague letter to restore funding. The bipartisan dear colleague asks that members sign … Continue reading

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