St. JOSEPH (WKZO) -- Congressman Fred Upton appeared before a crowd in St. Joseph Monday morning to speak about recent efforts to fund the dredging of St. Joseph Harbor. Upton worked with area dock workers, community leaders, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to procure the emergency funding. Severe shoaling has left the harbor inaccessible to commercial traffic, and the effort hopes to remedy the situation. Upton also spoke about his support for the Realize America's Maritime Promise Act that, if passed, would secure funding for the federal Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for its intended purpose of harbor maintenance.
Watch Congressman Fred Upton at Monday's press conference above.