Upton Hoping To See Great Lakes Funding In New Budget Resolution

Congressman Fred Upton is hoping to see Great Lakes restoration funding included as part of a federal spending plan coming together this week. If it’s not approved by Friday, there could be a government shutdown. Upton tells WKZO News the Great Lakes funding the Trump administration has proposed slashing is a priority of lawmakers from all over the region.

“We want to make sure that funding is in this continuing resolution, and so there’s a lot of work between now and Friday to see what’s in there and what’s not,” Upton said.

Upton tells us the $300 million allocated for the lakes the last several years has been used to improve water quality and fight the Asian carp. The money was eliminated in the president’s $1.1 trillion budget outline last month.