Senators to Office of Management and Budget Regarding Fiscal Year 2019

October 2017

To: The Honorable Mick Mulvaney
Office of Management and Budget
725 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20503

From: The undersigned members of the U.S. Senate

Dear Director Mulvaney:

As you work on the Administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget, we ask you to include $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI enjoys bipartisan and bicameral support in Congress, and was recently reauthorized through FY2021 at $300 million annually (P.L. 114-322). The Great Lakes are a national treasure and internationally important, providing drinking water for 40 million people and contributing $10 billion in tourism each year. The momentum and partnerships of the GLRI program, which are helping to protect and restore the Great Lakes, must be maintained…