As the crown jewel of our natural resources, Lake Erie needs to be protected, promoted and preserved. Lake Erie provides drinking water to 3 million Ohio residents and is a magnet for regional tourism which generates jobs and revenue for Ohio. I was a sponsor and strong advocate for the Great Lakes compact that includes all the states around the Great Lakes and Canada. We continue to fund efforts to clean up the lake, combat pollution, and fight off any diversion of our fresh water. I am proud of the work I have done and will continue to do to ensure this resource for current and future generations. It is just an amazing asset.