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Baldwin, cosponsors reintroduce Great Lakes icebreaking legislation

By: Peter Culver, ABC 27

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced the reintroduction of the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act Wednesday, which would expand Coast Guard icebreaking efforts across the Great Lakes.

According to a news release from Baldwin's office, the bill would increase the USCG's annual icebreaking responsibilities in the Great Lakes area, including mandatory reports to Congress during the icebreaking season. The bill would also allocate $350 million for the construction of a new Great Lakes icebreaker vessel.

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