U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Blocking Cloture of Legislation that Harms the Great Lakes

"I cannot support legislation that harms our nation’s Great Lakes, so I led my colleagues to stand against this legislation."

By - Apr 18th, 2018 01:21 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass cloture on the Coast Guard authorization legislation that includes a ballast water provision harmful to the Great Lakes:

“The Coast Guard legislation on the floor today included a dangerous ballast water provision that would allow for the spread of invasive species in our Great Lakes, hurting local communities and our coastal economy. I cannot support legislation that harms our nation’s Great Lakes, so I led my colleagues to stand against this legislation. Now that it’s clear this bill will not pass, we should remove the ballast water provision and pass a bill that supports our Coast Guard, protects our Great Lakes and helps our coastal economy.”

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2 thoughts on “U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Blocking Cloture of Legislation that Harms the Great Lakes”

  1. KRalph says:

    Thank you Tammy, that is not stated enough for what you do for Wisconsinites.

  2. Thomas says:

    I second the sentiments expressed in post # 1. In addition, I applaud our sensitive senator’s focus on protecting THE GREAT LAKES. The legislation she opposes potentially imperils the health of the greatest natural resource in our region: a resource that is valuable to the whole world. Look at a world map, and notice how distinct these bodies of fresh water appear. There is nothing quite like them anywhere else on the planet; however, small minded politicians in the pockets of certain industries act at times as if THE GREAT LAKES were impediments rather than treasures.

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