There is another letter circulating in the house for congressional sign ons – this letter supports an increase in funding for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving funds to fund investments in clean and safe water infrastructure. The letter is to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies and specifically asks to double the amount for the two state revolving funds from the fiscal year 2017 amounts to a total of $2.8 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and $1.8 billion for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund in fiscal year 2019, which is in line with the Coalition ask for this year; we are hoping to push the Great Lakes Members to join this letter. The turnaround on this letter is very short – the deadline is this Monday, March 12, so please take some time this week to encourage your Representatives to sign on to this important letter.


You may contact your Member of Congress via the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) originated the dear colleague letter, and the following members have already signed on: Reps. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Daniel W. Lipinski (D-Ill.), Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.), Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.), Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-Northern Mariana Islands), Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), Peter Welch (D-Vt.),  Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.),  Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), and Al Green (D-Texas)


Offices should contact Jennifer Wood in Congressman Katko’s office at or Clayton Cox in Congresswoman Slaughter’s office at to sign on or with any questions. The dear colleague letter is attached.


The deadline to sign on is Monday, March 12 at the close of business.