Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Congressional Hearings On Compact Approval

Jul 30: The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Chaired by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), held its hearing on S.J.Res.45, A Resolution Consenting To and Approving the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact” [See WIMS 7/29/08]. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) presided over the hearing. Witnesses included: Senator Carl Levin, (D-MI); Senator George Voinovich, (R-OH); Governor Jim Doyle (Wisconsin) – Chair, Council of Great Lakes Governors; Mayor George Heartwell (Grand Rapids, MI) – Vice Chairman, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative; Kay Nelson – Director, Environmental Affairs, Northwest Indiana Forum; and Cameron Davis – President, Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition.

Earlier in the day the House Committee on the Judiciary, Chaired by Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), considered a Markup of H.R. 6577, introduced by Representative James Oberstar (D-MN) which would provide approval of the Compact.

Access the Senate hearing website for links to most testimony (click here). Access the House hearing website (click here). Access a link to a webcast of the House hearing (click here). Access legislative details for S.J.Res.45 (click here). Access legislative details for H.R. 6577 (click here).