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 for cuts to non-defense discretionary funding, which would reduce the pool of funds available for programs like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) has submitted an amendment to protect the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from cuts that could ensue if non-defense discretionary spending is cut. Read the amendment language here.