Washington Update

July 24th 2018

Washington Watch: House Interior Bill Funds Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Frustrates Administration

The U.S. House finished debate on its Interior and Environment funding bill for the next fiscal year on Thursday.  The bill contains funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, water infrastructure and other restoration programs at the following levels: Great … Continue reading

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May 23rd 2018

Washington Update: Farm Bill Stalled and Water Resources Funding Advances

Water Resources Development Act Moves Forward Today the House Transportation Committee will meet to mark up the latest version of the Water Resources Development Act. The text of the bill, H.R. 8 was released last Friday and can be read … Continue reading

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May 15th 2018

Washington Update: Busy Week for the Great Lakes

This week is a busy week in the U.S. Congress, as the House and Senate will be taking up several important matters pertaining to Great Lakes restoration and protection. We’ll be following developments closely.   Solid Funding for Great Lakes … Continue reading

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March 19th 2018

Washington Update: Fiscal Year 2018 Discussions Continue, Farm Bill Slowed

House Republican leaders had wanted to pass a final FY2018 funding bill last Friday but acknowledged that they’re behind schedule, ditching the plans to release the $1.3 trillion spending bill last week.  The delay sets up a crazy floor schedule … Continue reading

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January 16th 2018

Washington Update: Fiscal Year 2018 Deliberations

The potential for a government shut down draws closer as the current continuing resolution for fiscal year 2018 runs out on Friday. At issue are several points of contention: how to resolve the fate of 700,000 DACA (Deferred Action for … Continue reading

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