Asian Carp and our Great Lakes

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September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and David Joyce (OH-14) applauded the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s passage of their bill, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2019. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would reauthorize the GLRI for another five years and increase authorized funding for the program from $300 million annually to $475 million annually by fiscal year 2026.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-5) released the following statement after their bipartisan amendment adding $500,000 for the International Fisheries Commissions to combat Grass Carp in the Great Lakes passed the House of Representatives in the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. The bill, now containing $1,000,000 for Grass Carp control in the Great Lakes, goes to the U.S. Senate where it is expected to be adopted.

 

March 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request, which includes an 11% reduction to the Department of Energy and a $270 million dollar, 90 % cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

 

February 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), the longest serving woman in the United States Congress and Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, today announced $29,400,000 in federal funds to expand conservation efforts across the Great Lakes region and improve the health of communities along Lake Erie.

 

February 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) issued a statement applauding a letter from Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL), Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and a group of 24 bipartisan colleagues, urging a prompt and on-time completion of the Brandon Road Study, a critical milestone for a project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

December 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, along with Members of Congress from the Great Lakes region, offered formal comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Brandon Road report. Today is the final day for public comment on the draft Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) of the USACE, which details options for how to prevent the Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

July 28, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after being informed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release the Brandon Road Study, which details options for how to prevent the Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes:
 
July 12, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) stood up today, as Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, to demand the Army Corps of Engineers release the Brandon Road Study.

The Amendment was bipartisan and is the exact same as Kaptur’s Stop Asian Carp Now Act, which would require the Army Corps to release the report within seven days of enactment.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition Co-Chairs, Congressman David P.