Washington Update

July 20th 2017

Washington Update: July 20, 2017

House panel passes FY18 Interior-EPA funding bill Late Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee passed a bill funding the Department of the Interior and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal year 2018. Overall, the funding levels are 3 percent less that the $32.37 … Continue reading

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July 19th 2017

Washington Update: July 18

The House Committee on Appropriations is expected to debate the FY18 funding bill for the Department of the Interior, EPA, and other agencies later on Tuesday.  The bill funds key Great Lakes priorities, including: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: $300 million … Continue reading

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June 29th 2017

Washington Update: June 29, 2017

House funding panels continue work without budget in place The House Energy and Water Appropriations panel passed by voice vote yesterday its bill that funds the U.S. Army Corps and other agencies.  The bill does not contain enough detail to know how … Continue reading

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May 11th 2017

Washington Update: May 11, 2017

The budget for fiscal year 2017 has been wrapped up and now focus has shifted to fiscal year 2018. Minor cuts were proposed, and mostly avoided in FY2017’s budget, but major cuts were cued up by President Trump’s proposed budget. … Continue reading

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January 5th 2017

Great Lakes Washington Update

The 115th Congress convened on Tuesday with both the House and Senate swearing in new members.  The House also re-elected Paul Ryan to be Speaker of the House, among other administrative duties.  The schedules in both chambers this week looks … Continue reading

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