Letters

Coalition and Others to House and Senate Leadership Regarding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

March 2016

To: Speaker Paul Ryan
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Members of the U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Minority Leader Harry Reid
Members of the U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

From: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition
The Great Lakes Commission
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
The Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority
The Council of Great Lakes Industries
The Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition

Dear Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Pelosi, and Minority Leader Reid:

We are writing to ask you to support consideration of legislation authorizing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. David Joyce (H.R. 223) and Senator Mark Kirk (S. 1024) have been approved by committees in both the House and Senate and now await floor consideration. Rep. Joyce’s bill was passed by the House at the end of the last Congress. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is producing important results for the eight-state Great Lakes region and authorizing the program is a top priority for the Great Lakes states, local communities, tribes, conservation organizations, and business and industry…