Congressmen Gibbs and Joyce Urge Army Corps to Protect Lake Erie

April 9, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Gibbs and Congressman Joyce released the following joint statement after sending Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, a letter on the maintenance of the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland Harbor, and Lake Erie.

Congressman Bob Gibbs OH-7:                                                                      

“The Cuyahoga River and Cleveland Harbor are vital to Ohio’s economy and funds are available for the Army Corps of Engineers to get the job done. The Army Corps needs to fulfill their federal responsibility and work with the state of Ohio and the Port of Cleveland on an alternative dredging plan.”

Congressman David Joyce OH-14:

“It’s time for the Army Corps to get some new lawyers. They have the money, they have the authority, they have the directive, and they have the responsibility to do this. This is as crystal clear as the water on Lake Erie should be.”


*Attached is the letter Congressman Gibbs and Congressman Joyce sent to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy.

For further questions please contact:

Lauren O’Toole, Congressman Bob Gibbs (202)-225-6265

Kevin Benacci, Congressman David Joyce (202) 225-5731