Levin’s Harbor Maintenance Act Included in Bill Approved by Senate

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Great Lakes Radio News

Michigan’s Senior U.S. Senator, Carl Levin

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)Legislation authored by U.S. Senator Carl Levin improving funding for maintenance of the nation’s harbors was included this week in a water resources bill approved by a Senate Committee.

The text of the Harbor Maintenance Act, which Levin introduced earlier this year, was included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, which the Environment and Public Works Committee approved unanimously this week.

Levin’s legislation ensures that all fees collected for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund from the nation’s shippers be used for their intended purpose, harbor maintenance.

Levin said he hopes to make improvements in the bill as it moves through the legislative process.

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