Asian Carp and our Great Lakes

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October 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Bill Huizenga (R-MI) led a bipartisan letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging the Committee to include support for the Great Lakes in this year’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) as it moves to conference the legislation with the Senate.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Bill Huizenga (R-MI) released the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed legislation authorizing the construction of a multilayered system to prevent the spread of invasive species at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam.

February 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), released the following statement after the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure voted to pass out of committee her legislation to rename the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation as the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-OH), and Bill Huizenga (R-MI) released the following statement applauding the House passage of the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019, introduced by Reps. Kaptur and Joyce to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

 

January 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), led 41 Members of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, in sending a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Rickey "R.D." James regarding the Task Force’s priorities for the Great Lakes region as the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) develops its fiscal year (FY) 2020 work plan.

 

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.