Washington Update

September 8th 2017

Washington Update: Funding Discussions Continue in House and Senate

Debate on an eight-bill funding package continued late into the night as the U.S. House plowed through 68 amendments to the large funding bill.  The House continues debate on the remaining 156 amendments today.  The House won’t wrap up the … Continue reading

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September 7th 2017

Washington Update: House Omnibus Amendments and Debt Ceiling Votes in the Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives has begun pushing through amendments to their omnibus spending bill, including: An amendment to restore funding for EPA’s Environmental Justice Program (Rep. Grijalva) An amendment to increase funding for EPA’s Lake Champlain program (Rep. Welch … Continue reading

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September 1st 2017

Washington Update: U.S. House likely to consider funding bill next week

The U.S. Congress is set to return to Washington next week following its annual August break to a busy schedule.  With only a dozen legislative days free to work, the House and Senate’s tight schedule leaves little time to vote … Continue reading

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August 1st 2017

Washington Update: July 31, 2017

Asian Carp Study to be Released A long awaited study presenting options to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp will finally be released August 7. The Brandon Road Study was due to be released in February, when the Trump Administration … Continue reading

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July 21st 2017

Washington Update: July 21, 2017

Senate committee requires Army Corps to release Brandon Road study within 30 days The Senate Committee on Appropriations accepted an amendment offered by Great Lakes Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) that would require the Army Corps of Engineers … Continue reading

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