Kaptur Bill to Rename Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Passes House
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass her legislation to rename the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation as the Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. The purpose of the legislation is to celebrate the Seaway’s central role in promoting commerce, economic development, and national security not only in the Great Lakes region but across the entire United States.
“Thank you to the members on both sides of the aisle who supported this important legislation to rename the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation,” said Rep. Kaptur. “The new name, the Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, will appropriately reflect the Seaway’s enormous role for connecting commerce, promoting economic development, and protecting national security across the Great Lakes region and the nation. Adding ‘Great Lakes’ to the Seaways name reflects its critical role in supporting waterborne commerce across the entire Great Lakes region. I urge the Senate to take up this legislation without delay.”
Text for the legislation can be found here.