Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan says the program has done much to improve the lakes' health and now isn't the time to cut back.
"I don't understand why you are doing this Mr. Chairman," Mr. Levin said in a prepared statement he was unable to deliver. "You have hand selected information that you believe proves your case from the about 700,000 documents provided during this investigation. You have given Members 24 hours to look at it. And, you have not provided them the necessary authority to look at any other documents, beyond what is included in the notebooks, so that members could reach a conclusion on their own."