ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan released a statement on Tuesday regarding the U.S. House of Representative's passage of a government funding bill that includes Chesapeake Bay funding.
"As chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, I commend the House for agreeing to increase federal funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program," said Governor Hogan. "Since March, we have been fighting the federal administration's attempts to make cuts to the program. The Chesapeake Bay is our state’s greatest natural asset, which is why over the last five years, we’ve invested $5 billion in wide-ranging restoration efforts; as a result, we have seen marked improvements in the Bay’s health.
"Our record commitment to the Chesapeake Bay will continue as long as I am governor, but federal support is an important part of maintaining our historic momentum," Governor Hogan said. "I now call on the Senate to immediately follow the lead of their colleagues in the House and help our efforts to preserve this state and national treasure."