Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio

Kaptur introduces amendment to water resources bill to expand scope of St. Lawrence Seaway Corporation and create jobs

June 5, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation, will today introduce an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 to expand the scope of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) to use funds to bolster trade and port activity in the Great Lakes region. Additionally, the bill renames the Seaway the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

“The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is full of potential to revitalize and reinvest in our Great Lakes Heartland,” said Kaptur. “Similar to the Appalachian Regional Commission, we can use the knowledge base and expertise at the Seaway to rehabilitate troubled industries and spur new innovation and investment, creating good jobs in the process.”

“I hope my colleagues will join me in our effort to bring consistent and strategic investment through the Seaway and into our Great Lakes communities,” Kaptur concluded.

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is a wholly owned government corporation to construct, operate and maintain that part of the St. Lawrence Seaway between the Port of Montreal and Lake Erie. Learn more about the Seaway here: https://www.seaway.dot.gov/about/what-does-slsdc-do

Read the text of the amendment here: PDF iconKAPTUR SLSDC Amendment.pdf

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