Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2014by Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter
Posted on 2014-12-09
SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, as a co-Chair of the House Great Lakes
Task Force, I rise in strong support of H.R. 5764, The Great Lakes
Restoration Initiative Act.
This bipartisan legislation authorizes the popular Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. This program is critical to restoring and protecting the Great Lakes, which hold over 20 percent of the world's surface freshwater and are the source of drinking water, jobs, and recreation for millions of Americans.
I have represented districts that span the southern coast of Lake Ontario all the way to the City of Buffalo on Lake Erie and I know first hand the special bond the people of the Great Lakes basin share with these lakes. These magnificent bodies of water are truly unique and we must do all that we can to protect these national treasures for future generations. I urge my colleagues to support the bill.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Gibbs) that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill, H.R. 5764.
The question was taken; and (two-thirds being in the affirmative) the rules were suspended and the bill was passed.
A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.