The Soo is one step closer to getting a new lock. The Senate authorized nearly $922.4 billion in funding for the project Wednesday. The house had already approved it as part of a larger water resources act. The bipartisan bill heads to the president’s desk next.
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters says, if approved, Congress would still have to agree to appropriate the money.
"But this is a significant, meaningful step forward," says Peters.