Funding for Soo Locks included in new legislation

The House Appropriations Committee introduced legislation fulfilling President Donald Trump’s request for $75.3 million dollars for the Army Corps of Engineers. The money will go towards building a second freighter-sized lock at the Soo Locks.

President Trump made the request when he released his annual budget proposal in March.

The funding is included in larger legislation funding the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Energy for the 2020 fiscal year beginning in October.

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