On Tuesday, the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee voted to cut FY 2014 funding to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by nearly 80%, from $285 million to $60 million. A coalition of six House members is working to restore the cuts.
According to the Oakland Press:
The subcommittee rollbacks are part of a broader spending bill that would implement the second year of “sequestration” cuts required after Congress failed to agree on a 2013 budget. The House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee has now sent the measure to the full Appropriations Committee.