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Bergman pledges to continue support for Great Lakes Initiative

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution supporting continued funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the board received an update this week from U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet.

Bergman said he signed a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump calling for $300 million for the program in fiscal year 2016.

On May 5, Trump signed legislation to fund the government through Sept. 30 and that kept full funding for the GLRI intact, according to Bergman.

As Congress considers the 2018 budget, Bergman said he will continue to work with the Trump a...

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