Posts Categorized: Federal Budget

Betty McCollum: Washington Update on TRAIN Act

Posted by & filed under Federal Budget, Great Lakes, Health, Water, Written by MN elected official.

From Congresswoman Betty McCollum On September 23, House Republicans passed a destructive bill called the TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401).  This legislation institutes needless bureaucratic delays and stall tactics to permanently weaken EPA’s ability to uphold the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. The bill also orders EPA to indefinitely delay its rules to address… Read more »

Budget Bites: Deep cuts for education, housing, labor and health and human services in federal budget deal

Posted by & filed under Energy, Federal Budget, Funding for the Environment, Water.

[Editor’s note: In an effort to help inform our members about state and federal budget issues, Minnesota Environmental Partnership is working with the Minnesota Budget Project to cross-post updates about the budget.] A last-minute budget deal to avert a federal government shutdown on April 8 includes approximately $38 billion in spending cuts for the current… Read more »

Budget Bites: President Obama’s budget would cut spending, raise revenue to reduce deficits

Posted by & filed under Federal Budget, Funding for the Environment.

President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012 represents a good-faith effort to take a balanced approach to deficit reduction by proposing a mix of significant spending cuts, some increased investments as well as raising revenues by allowing high-income tax cuts to expire as scheduled in 2012 and closing numerous tax loopholes.