Washington Update

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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November 29th 2016

Great Lakes Washington Update

After the Thanksgiving break, Congress is returning to Washington, D.C. with a list of things to accomplish, including voting on a continuing resolution to fund the government. And the incoming administration under President-elect Donald Trump is beginning to take shape. … Continue reading

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November 3rd 2016

Great Lakes Update from Washington, D.C.

Two pieces of news from Washington, D.C. which may be of interest to folks in the Great Lakes region, both of which pertain to the reconciliation process that is starting for the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA). Bipartisan group … Continue reading

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October 18th 2016

Great Lakes Update from Washington, D.C.

There are three updates from Washington which may be of interest. First, the Great Lakes Senators are circulating a Water Resources Development Act sign on letter to increase support. Second, the Government Accountability Office has released a water infrastructure report. And … Continue reading

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