WASHINGTON, D.C (WTVG) - United States Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced full funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the government funding measure Congress is expected to pass this week.

Last year, the President proposed eliminating GLRI and the Senators worked together to ensure it was fully funded in this appropriations bill for the rest of the fiscal year. President Trump’s most recent budget proposed cutting GLRI by 90 percent. The Obama administration also proposed cuts to the program. The package Congress is expected to vote on this week will ensure GLRI is fully funded through the end of the fiscal year.

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