Rep. Dave Joyce plans bipartisan effort to restore Great Lakes funding
The White House is scheduled to deliver President Trump's first budget proposal to Congress in the coming weeks and on the chopping block: the Environmental Protection Agency, where funding is expected to be reduced by 25-percent.
Worse still for this area - according to a leaked draft of the EPA's 2018 budget, that would lead to drastic cuts to funding that pays for great lakes clean-up.
The Trump administration's potential cuts to the 'Great Lakes Restoration Initiative' would slash annual funding for the 300-million dollar program to just 10-million... A reduction of 97-percent.
This afternoon, Congressman Dave Joyce, who represents District 14, including three lakefront counties, joined me to talk about what this would mean for one of our region's greatest assets... Lake Erie.
- Rep. Dave Joyce, R-Ohio District 14