House subcommittee approves deep cuts to funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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.

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