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H.R. 7131: Great Lakes Authority Act of 2022

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To promote economic growth and recovery throughout the Great Lakes region, to restore and to protect America's principal source of fresh water, which holds twenty percent of the world's freshwater, making it the largest system in the world, to foster innovation and to advance world-class workforce, education, training, and adjustment institutions for better jobs in the Great Lakes region, to strengthen and to expand the core U.S. manufacturing and industrial base, and the required energy systems to sustain and to power production, and to work with the Federal Government and provinces of Canada on our mutual Great Lakes challenges including the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Marcy Kaptur

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2022
Length: 44 pages
Mar 17, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 17, 2022

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11 Cosponsors (11 Democrats)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 17, 2022

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