Congressman Benishek Encourages Great Lakes Funding
U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek (MI – 01) (R)
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s Congressional delegation led by Representatives Dan Benishek and Candice Miller are urging the Obama Administration to fully fund the Great Lakes Navigation System in the fiscal 2015 budget.
They wrote a letter to Director of the Office of Management and Budget requesting the money especially for the Soo Locks Asset Renewal System.
They noted in the last several years the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers have tried to minimize the number of unscheduled outages at the Locks.
Benishek and Miller are requesting until a replacement lock is built at the site, the government provide the money to keep the Soo Locks fully operational.
The letter was co-signed by each member of the Michigan delegation in the House of Representatives.