Thirteen Great Lakes Senators sent a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget yesterday asking it to support $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in next year’s presidential budget request.  As the letter points out: “The GLRI enjoys bipartisan and bicameral support in Congress….The momentum and partnerships of the GLRI program, which are helping to protect and restore the Great Lakes, must be maintained.” Read the text of the letter here.

The letter was circulated by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and included additional sign ons from Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).