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House Appropriators Vote to Boost Great Lakes Funding

May 22, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee voted to increase federal investment in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $320 million.

Clean Water Investments Are Urgently Needed, Congress Must Act

May 17, 2019

In the Great Lakes region, water infrastructure needs are staggering and continue to grow as we fail to act, and communities alone cannot bear the cost.

Congressional Appropriators Indicate Support for Key Great Lakes Programs

May 15, 2019

This week the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives indicated its support for key Great Lakes programs.

Great Lakes Advocates Gather in Detroit, Urge Feds to Maintain Support for Lakes

May 7, 2019

Annual Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition conference to highlight issues around water affordability, infrastructure, environmental justice.

Great Lakes Coalition Names Laura Rubin as Next Director

April 23, 2019

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today named Laura Rubin as the next director for the Coalition. She will officially start on June 3, 2019.

Coalition and Member Organizations to Congressional Appropriators: Great Lakes Programs are Making a Difference

April 17, 2019

The Coalition and other Great Lakes advocates have sent letters to House and Senate Appropriators about Great Lakes programs for FY2020.

Coalition Opposes Trump Roll-back of Clean Water Protections

April 16, 2019

The Coalition and its member groups are opposing a move by the Trump Administration to roll back clean water protections across the country.

Washington Update: FY2020 Budget Discussions Continue

April 9, 2019

Members of the House and Senate appropriations subcommittees have been working on putting together their budget proposals.

Coalition Praises Members of Congress for Supporting Great Lakes Restoration Funding

March 28, 2019

59 Members of Congress have sent a letter to House appropriators requesting that full funding for the GLRI be restored in this year’s budget.