Congressional Letters on Regional Issues

Members of Congress often write and sign letters addressed to public officials and Congressional committees to express support or opposition to policies or developments. Through such letters, Congressmen of the Northeast and Midwest demonstrate a collective resolve to advance regional policy priorities–often in a bipartisan manner.

During the appropriations process, Congressional letters can come in the form of programmatic requests addressed to appropriations committees and subcommittees to testify to the importance of key federal programs and encourage continued or expanded funding. Below are a collection of Congressional letters written and signed by Members of the Northeast and Midwest region.

2017:

House — Appropriations Letters
2017 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY18 Request Budget House | March 30, 2017

Senate –Appropriations Letters

House — Policy Letters
2017 Letter to President Trump on Importance of Great Lakes FY18 House | February 8, 2017
2017 Letter to President Trump on Brandon Road Evaluation FY18 House | March 3, 2017
2017 Letter to Secretary Pruitt on the Importance of the Annual GLRI Report | June 28, 2017

Senate — Policy Letters
2017 Letter to USACE on Soo Locks Complex FY18 Senate | February 21, 2017
2017 Letter to Secretary Pruitt on the Importance of GLRI F18 Senate | March 10, 2017
2017 Letter to President Trump and Director Mulveney on the Delayed Release of Brand Road Study | April 10, 2017
2017 Letter to Secretary Tillerson on Great Lakes Deep Geological Repository for Nuclear Waste | June 7, 2017

2016:

House
2016 Community Development Block Grant FY17 Request Budget House
2016 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program FY17 Request Budget House
2016 Home Investment Partnerships Program FY17 Request Budget House
2016 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms FY17 Request Budget House
2016 Manufacturing Extension Partnership FY17 Request Budget House
2016 Great Lakes Interior & Environment FY17 Request Budget House
2016 Great Lakes State and Foreign Operations FY17 Request Budget House
2015 Brandon Road Feasibility Study FY17 Request Request Budget House
2015 Great Lakes Navigation System & GLFER FY17 Request Budget House
2015 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY17 Request Budget House

Senate
2015 Asian Carp and Invasive Species FY17 Request Budget Senate

2015:

House
2015 Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds FY16 House
2015 Community Development Block Grant FY16 House
2015 Economic Development Administration FY16 House
2015 Great Lakes Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan FY15 House
2015 Great Lakes Commerce Justice Science FY16 House
2015 Great Lakes Energy & Water FY16 House
2015 Great Lakes Interior & Environment FY16 House
2015 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY16 House
2015 Great Lakes State and Foreign Operations FY16 House
2015 Historic Preservation Fund FY16 House
2015 Low Income Home Energy Assistance FY16 House
2015 Manufacturing Extension Partnership FY16 House
2015 National Network for Manufacturing Innovation FY16 House
2015 THUD St. Lawrence Seaway Dev. Corp. FY16 House
2015 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms FY16 House
2015 Weatherization and State Energy Program FY15 House

Senate
2015 Great Lakes Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan FY15 Senate
2015 Harbor Maintenance & Inland Waterways Trust Funds FY16 Senate
2015 Historic Preservation Fund FY16 Senate
2015 Low Income Home Energy Assistance FY16 Senate
2015 Weatherization Assistance Program-State Energy Program FY16 Senate

2014:

House
2014 Community Development Block Grant FY15 House
2014 Energy & Water FY15 House
2014 Great Lakes Commerce Justice Science FY15 House
2014 Great Lakes Interior & Environment FY15 House
2014 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY15 House
2014 Great Lakes State & Foreign Operations FY15 House
2014 Great Lakes THUD St. Lawrence Seaway Dev. Corp. FY15 House
2014 Great Lakes Energy & Water FY15 House
2014 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program FY15 House
2014 Manufacturing Extension Partnership FY15 House
2014 Pre Disaster Mitigation Program FY15 House
2014 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms FY15 House

Senate
2014 Great Lakes Army Corps of Engineers – Invasive Species FY15 Senate
2014 Great Lakes Commerce Justice Science FY15 Senate
2014 Great Lakes Energy & Water FY15 Senate
2014 Great Lakes Interior & Environment FY15 Senate
2014 Great Lakes State & Foreign Operations FY15 Senate