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As Appropriations Advance, So Does WateReuse Advocacy

Date: June 10, 2022

This week the House voted to advance a Fiscal Year 2023 top-line spending budget of $1.6 trillion. While this resolution allows the House to begin their FY 23 appropriations process, topline spending caps will likely be adjusted following House and Senate negotiations. Over the next two weeks, House appropriations subcommittees will hold markups on 12 appropriation bills, including bills to fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Reclamation in FY 23. On June 21, the House Appropriations Committee will hold a joint markup for two appropriations bills covering Interior-Environment and Energy and Water Development.

WateReuse has been working with Congress to secure $25 million for the Pilot Program for Alternative Water Source Grants in FY 23. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 authorizes up to $25 million per year for the program, and the President’s budget request for FY 23 recommends full funding. Following the subcommittee markups, the appropriation bills will move to the full Appropriations Committee for markup the week of June 27. Stay tuned for more information on how you can help secure nationwide water recycling investments this year.

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