Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after it was announced the S.S. Badger will continue to sail despite the unprecedented regulatory roadblocks placed before it:
"The Badger is not merely a piece of living history, it is a very active and very vital part of Michigan's economy and remains a major source of job creation and economic growth for both Ludington and Manitowac on the other side of Lake Michigan. It contributes $35 million to the local economies annually, increases tourism, and provides a major boost for small businesses along the lakeshore. Too often local businesses are forced to close their doors due to Washington's heavy-handed regulatory bureaucracy. I applaud Lake Michigan Carferry for successfully navigating the bureaucratic fog and overcoming the unprecedented regulatory hurdles placed before them."