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Congressional delegation seeks Long Island Sound money

December 26, 2018

A Congressional coalition from Connecticut and New York State is asking President Donald Trump for money to improve Long Island Sound, saying the waterway’s health remains fragile and in danger.

“If we consider the status quo acceptable, the Long Island Sound and the coastline we know will not be recognizable to the next generation,” the U.S. Senators and House members said in a letter to Trump.

“As a result, the vibrant business community and economic activity the Sounds supports will dwindle,” they said.

The lawmakers are seeking $20 million in the 2020 federal budget now being put together.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, joined U.S. senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both Connecticut Democrats, in calling for the money.

Also signing the letter were Connecticut Representatives Jim Himes, Joe Courtney, John Larson and Rosa DeLauro and New York representatives Kirsten Gillibrand, Lee Zeldin, Peter King and Thomas Suozzi.

bcummings@ctpost.com

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