Washington Update

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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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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