Upton praises $2.5M more for SWM harbors
President Donald Trump’s proposed 2019 budget cuts funding for the Great Lakes in some areas, but it pledges millions more in another.
The budget proposed Monday would appropriate $108.7 million for Great Lakes Navigation Operations and Maintenance, $2.5 million more than last year.
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, a longtime advocate for Lake Michigan harbors, said Wednesday this is great news for Southwest Michigan.
“This funding is critical towards dredging, operations and maintenance of the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Harbor and the Holland Harbor,” he said in a news release. “Ensuring our harbors remain open and ready for business is essential to jobs and economic activity up-and-down Southwest Michigan.”
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