Congressman Huizenga joined forces with Democrat Janice Hahn of California to force Washington to make good on its promises. For too long, some in Washington have been robbing potential Great Lakes funding for projects other than water infrastructure. Rep. Huizenga cut funding from another program and re-prioritized it to be used to boost economic activity and job creation. Every Michigan member in the House agreed with Bill and voted in support of the Huizenga/Hahn Amendment.
From the Holland Sentinel:
The House adopted the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, House Resolution 4923, by a vote of 253 to 170 last week, including an amendment by Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, and California Democrat Janice Hahn that endeavors to make up a nearly $58 million gap in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.
However, it is the sixth appropriations bill the House has passed recently. The Senate has not taken up any of the first five. …
Every member of the Michigan delegation voted for the Huizenga/Hahn amendment.
“Despite WRRDA’s clear intent, some in the House continued to back away from the funding levels it established,” Huizenga said in a news release. “Properly dredged harbors along the Great Lakes are critical to Michigan’s economy and vital to job creation throughout West Michigan.”