Appropriations Gain Momentum

House and Senate appropriators are working their way through the list of agencies and programs to be funded for FY 15.  Although no measures have been through House-Senate Conference deliberations or sent to the President as yet, the two chambers are significantly ahead of where they have been for the past several appropriations cycles.  This is not to say that we won’t see yet another Continuing Resolution (CR) or Omnibus Appropriations measure, but the forward momentum this early in the funding process is an encouraging sign.  While no activity has taken place on the Interior, Environment & Related Agencies appropriations that fund EPA; some action has been taken on nine of the 14 appropriations vehicles.  ASDWA will continue to follow the appropriations process and keep you informed.