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Walberg Votes to Strengthen Great Lakes Economy, Invest in Waterway Infrastructure

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Washington, December 8, 2016 | comments
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted for the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, a comprehensive water resources infrastructure bill to address the needs of our ports, harbors, and other waterway infrastructure critical to Michigan’s economic competitiveness. The bipartisan agreement also includes provisions to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, dedicate resources to the Great Lakes Navigation System, and provide support for the people of Flint.

“Maintaining and improving water infrastructure, including ports and harbors like the Port of Monroe, is incredibly important to the growth of Michigan’s economy,” said Walberg. “Our state’s livelihood depends on the long-term health of the Great Lakes ecosystem, and this bipartisan bill also makes continued investments in the preservation and rejuvenation of our precious lakes and waterways. In addition, with today’s vote, we came together to provide resources to help the Flint community recover from the heartbreaking water crisis.”
 
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.
 
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