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Senator Gillibrand to Introduce Bill on Water Infrastructure Grant Funding

March 21, 2018

Senator Kristin Gillibrand plans to introduce a bill to help communities around the Great Lakes region, and the country, fix their crumbling water infrastructure.

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

March 19, 2018

House Republican leaders had wanted to pass a final funding bill last Friday but acknowledged that they’re behind schedule. The delay sets up a busy week.

Action Alert: Increasing Funding for Water Infrastructure

March 9, 2018

A letter is circulating in the U.S House of Representatives asking to double the amount for state revolving funds that invest in Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure.

Action Alert: Urge House Members to Support Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 Million

March 8, 2018

U.S. Representatives are circulating a Dear Colleague letter asking the appropriations committee to continue to provide $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

A Big Week for the Great Lakes: Water Infrastructure and Equity Report Released, Great Lakes Day

March 6, 2018

The U.S. Water Alliance is releasing a new report that examines inequity issues around the infrastructure needs in the Great Lakes region.

Coalition of states, cities, tribes, business, and others release joint priorities for the Great Lakes

March 2, 2018

Ahead of Great Lakes Day this week in Washington D.C., a coalition representing business, industry and environmental groups and states, cities and tribes released a joint statement of priorities for the Great Lakes.

Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Trump Budget, Infrastructure Plan

February 15, 2018

We urged the U.S. Congress to reject the Trump Administration’s budget and infrastructure plan as insufficient to restore and protect the Great Lakes and to meet the needs of the 30 million people who depend on the lakes for their drinking water, jobs, and way of life.

Trump Budget Cuts to Great Lakes Programs a ‘Non-Starter’

February 12, 2018

The Trump Administration today released its proposed budget, which drastically cuts core Great Lakes programs as well as funding for the federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, charged with implementing them.