Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) issued the following statement after legislation meeting the next Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) benchmark was passed by the House Appropriations Committee.
“This important legislation continues the bipartisan commitment to infrastructure and harbor dredging across the Great Lakes and along our nation’s shores by meeting the 74% funding target set for Fiscal Year 2018. It wasn’t long ago that our ports and navigation channels were maintained with just 47% of the revenue collected by the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. The federal government has a constitutional obligation to Great Lakes Harbor Communities and I will continue to lead the effort to hold Washington accountable until the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is fully restored."
It was an honor to join the Ford Family yesterday afternoon for a tour of the USS Gerald R. Ford - CVN 78. The Commissioning Ceremony for the Ford will take place later this morning and it will become the first upgrade to the U.S. Navy's Aircraft Carrier design in 40 years!