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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act Signed Into Law, Boosting Great Lakes Funding

January 6, 2021

In a major victory for Great Lakes and clean water advocates, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 was signed into law yesterday by President Trump, paving the way for President-elect Biden and Congress to continue funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for five years.

Final U.S. Budget Gives Great Lakes Funding Bump

December 22, 2020

Congress votes on final budget bill that boosts Great Lakes Initiative from $320 million to $330 million. Future work still remains to address water shut-offs and crisis afflicting community drinking water, sewage treatment infrastructure.

U.S. Senate Vote Paves Way to Boost Great Lakes Funding

December 21, 2020

In a major victory for Great Lakes and clean water advocates, the U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019.

2020 Great Lakes Seminar Series: Recordings

December 14, 2020

If you were not able to attend any of our Great Lakes Seminar Series, please see this page for links to recordings of the presentations and discussion.

U.S. House Passes Water Infrastructure Bill with Great Lakes Priorities

December 9, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 yesterday, paving the way for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers investments to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

Coalition to Congress: Support Great Lakes, Clean Water in Final Bills

November 18, 2020

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is urging Congress, as it wraps up business for the year, to support Great Lakes and clean water priorities

2020 Election: Implications for Great Lakes, Drinking Water, Public Health

November 12, 2020

Here are a few takeaways from the 2020 election that pertain to Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition priorities around the Great Lakes, drinking water, and public health

U.S. Senate Releases Business-As-Usual Budget Bills

November 12, 2020

The U.S. Senate released its annual budget bills on Tuesday, providing status-quo funding for core Great Lakes and clean water programs.