What’s Up with Federal Funding?

ASDWA is hearing that House appropriators appear to be in general agreement on FY 18 funding levels for EPA.  Although no dollar amounts have been released, the broad agreement helps bring an FY 18 Omnibus appropriations measure closer to reality.  The expectation is that the House would begin consideration of the Omnibus shortly after March 15.  If they agree on a funding package, the Senate would begin its own deliberations on the Omnibus measure.  Timing is very tight.  Current Federal funding under the latest continuing resolution expires on March 23.  Without an Omnibus in place, we’d be facing another government shutdown.