Letters

Senators to Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Regarding Invasive Species

March 2015

To: The Honorable Lamar Alexander
Chairperson
Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development Committee on Appropriations
United States Senate
Dirksen Building, Room 140
Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development Committee on Appropriations
United States Senate
Dirksen Building, Room 188
Washington, D.C. 20510

From: The Honorable Mark Kirk
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Debbie Stabenow
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairperson Alexander and Ranking Member Feinstein:

As Senators of the Great Lakes delegation, we write to request your continued support for the Army Corps of Engineers to implement emergency measures to stop the spread of invasive species in the Great Lakes in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 (FY2016). The spread of invasive species poses a serious threat to the well being of the Great Lakes, which provide drinking water for over 30 million Americans, hundreds of thousands of jobs, and immeasurable educational and recreational opportunities for our nation. We thank you for past support and hope we can continue to work together to provide this assistance in FY2016…