DC Download: October 2022

Even though a new federal fiscal year (FY 2024) began on October first, Congress is still working to pass a budget for FY 2023. The continuing resolution that governs FY 2023 spending will expire on December 15th. 

DC Download: September 2022

Thank you to everyone who made National Estuaries Week such a success! Your enthusiasm was reflected in the House and the Senate, which passed National Estuaries Week resolutions this month.

DC Download: August 2022

On August 16th, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (formally known as Build Back Better). It includes $2.6 billion for NOAA to invest in coastal communities and climate resilience through 2026.

DC Download: July 2022

FY 2023 budgets are working their way through Congress. The House Appropriations Subcommittee marked the NERRS Operations Research, and Facilities (ORF) budget at a $1.5M increase over FY 2022 and the NERRS Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction at a $1M increase over FY 2022.

DC Download: June 22

Congress is hard at work on updates to our 50-year-old Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA). With an eye to educating members of Congress about what your Reserve and the System do for your community, please consider how you can promote your work.

DC Download: May 2022

Education, education, education! Given that the Administration is proposing to cut the NERRS budget, we all must promote the work being done at our Reserves and in NOAA OCM.

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