Senate Announces Long-Awaited Decision about Proposed Funding
The Senate Committee on Appropriations recently announced the proposed funding of the U.S. EPA programs for the remaining months of the FY 2018. The Interior and Environment Appropriations bill includes proposed funding for the State Revolving Fund program and the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act. The bill would allocate $3.6 billion to fund the State Revolving Fund program, a significant increase over last year's level of $2.3 billion, and WIFIA would receive $30 million. The bill as drafted, however, is unlikely to receive a Senate vote. Instead, the bill is likely to serve as a marker to trigger the development of a final spending bill by the House and Senate.