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Congress Reaches Short-term Deal to Avert Government Shut Down

Date: September 29, 2023

Late on Saturday, September 30, President Biden signed a short-term funding extension, known as a continuing resolution (CR), to fund the Federal Government through November 17. In the end, 209 Democrats joined 126 Republicans to pass the CR in the House of Representatives, sending the legislation to the Senate where it passed 88–9. Passage of the CR averts a Federal Government shutdown, which most observers anticipated would occur beginning on October 1. House and Senate leaders now have until November 17 to negotiate a final spending package for FY2024 using the funding bills passed by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees earlier this year. For a refresher on the funding levels for water reuse programs contained in the House and Senate bills, you can view our full appropriations chart, see below.

ProgramFY22 EnactedFY23 House minibusFY23 Senate markFY23 EnactedFY24 HouseFY24 Senate
Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot ProgramN/A$10,000,000$5,000,000$0$3,000,000$0
Sec. 2005 of AWIA 2018 – Drinking Water Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Program$5,000,000$6,000,000$7,000,000$7,000,000$7,000,000$7,000,000
Midsize and Large Drinking Water System Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability ProgramN/A$10,000,000$0$5,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
Clean Water System Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability ProgramN/A$0$0$0$0$0
Sec. 2007 of AWIA 2018 – Innovative Water Technology Grant Program$3,000,000$5,000,000$3,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
Sewer overflow and stormwater reuse municipal grants$43,000,000$280,000,000$51,000,000$50,000,000$50,000,000$50,000,000
National Priorities Research Program (Extramural)$8,500,000$10,000,000$9,500,000$9,500,000$10,000,000$9,500,000
Title XVI Legacy$35,693,000$43,617,000$35,000,000$40,000,000$20,000,000$20,000,000
Title XVI-WIIN$17,500,000$20,000,000$20,000,000$20,000,000$20,000,000$20,000,000
Desalination and Water Purification Program$20,000,000$17,719,000$17,719,000$17,719,000$19,000,000$19,000,000
Aquifer Storage and Recovery (Reclamation)$18,000,000$0$25,000,000$20,000,000$10,000,000$0
Enhanced Aquifer Use and Recharge (EPA Research: SSWR)$4,000,000$5,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000$5,000,000$4,000,000

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