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Higgins recognizes Water Week on House Floor

by jmaloni

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Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm

Urges support for legislation protecting the health of the great lakes

Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, spoke on the House Floor to recognize Water Week, which brings clean water advocates from all over the country to Washington, D.C., to work together to develop strategies to keep waterways healthy and ensure access to clean water for all Americans.

Higgins also encouraged support for his legislation, H.R. 600, the Great Lakes Nutrient Removal Assistance Act, which would provide funding to update wastewater treatment plants with nutrient removal technology to keep nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen, which can lead to harmful algal blooms, out of the Great Lakes.

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