Tag Archives: Fiscal Year 2018

March 23rd 2018

Coalition: Budget a Victory for People, Great Lakes

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 23, 2018)—The U.S. House and Senate have passed the fiscal year 2018 budget, which now heads to the White House to be signed by President Trump. The budget contains strong funding for core Great Lakes restoration … 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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October 4th 2017

Washington Update: Budget Resolutions

This week the U.S. House and Senate will work on FY18 budget resolutions.  The full House is expected to debate its resolution starting Wednesday.  The Senate Budget Committee will mark up its version this week as well. There is a potential … 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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March 16th 2017

Trump Budget Eliminates Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Leaving Fate of Lakes in Hands of U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2017)—The Trump Administration’s budget released today eliminates the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a popular program responsible for cleaning up toxic pollution, restoring wildlife habitat, controlling invasive species and reducing runoff from cities and farms. The cuts … Continue reading

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