Chris Holman catches up with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference and talks about the difficulties with the White House and moving policy forward and to function as a country. Senator Stabenow explains that there is a staggering 40 million people who get their drinking water from the Great Lakes and that we need to continue to protect this vital fresh water source.
The Mackinac Policy Conference is an annual conference that brings together people from business, education, and politics to address some of Michigan’s toughest issues. This platform also allows for crucial networking opportunities as well as providing an excellent resource of insights and news.
Not only does Stabenow cover the lakes, she also previewed an event she was headed to for Friday June 2nd. This was the bipartisan visit to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and specifically a 'Soo Locks Tour'. Shared below were prepared notes of that trip she discusses with Chris.
Stabenow, Upton Announced Michigan Congressional Delegation Tour of the Soo Locks
Bipartisan Tour Will Highlight the Importance of the Soo Locks to Michigan and our Country’s Economy and Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On behalf of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Fred Upton today announced a bipartisan Member tour to the Soo Locks on Friday, June 2, immediately following the Mackinac Policy Conference. Governor Rick Snyder will also be joining the Congressional delegation on the tour.
The Soo Locks are a part of Michigan’s most critical infrastructure. They not only impact our shipping industry but are of major importance to our state and country’s economy and national security. As Congress anticipates more debate over our nation’s infrastructure, this tour is especially timely.
In 2015, the Michigan Congressional delegation, led by Senator Stabenow and Congressman Upton, held the first-ever defense tour across the state. The tour highlighted the importance of Michigan’s military installations and new opportunities to grow Michigan’s defense interests and create jobs.