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Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Push to Fund Critical Strategy to Protect Great Lakes Coastline in Next Year’s Budget
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today led a bipartisan push to provide funding for the Great Lakes Coastline Resiliency Study, a critical strategy to protect coastlines across the state, in the fiscal year 2019 budget. Following recent hurricanes that have caused massive flooding across the country, this study would help Great Lakes states to better assess potential vulnerabilities to coastal communities and evaluate measures to improve coastal resilience. Stabenow and Peters made the funding request in a letter to Trump Administration officials that was signed by Great Lakes Task Force co-Chair Rob Portman (R-OH), Vice Chair Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Members Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Tina Smith (D-MN).
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