Monday, April 23, 2012

FY13 Senate Appropriations -- early returns CONTINUED

We received additional good news on funding:

B-WET grants: $7.5M
Regional Ocean Partnerships: $4M
Again, thanks all around for your help in reaching out!  
The next steps are as follows:
  • Full Senate passes Appropriations bill (hopefully without reducing the amounts passed by the Appropriations Committee).
  • House Appropriations full committee hears and passes its bill and then the bill is scheduled and passed by the House.
  • A conference committee of Senate and House members is formed to merge the two appropriations bills, after agreement is reached, each chamber hears the revised bill. 
  • Once approved it is sent to the President for signature.
(Note that the first two bullets potentially happen simultaneously.)

We will continue to update the blog with information as it comes in.   

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