Federal Government Re-opens, EPA Staff to Attend February Conference

capitol_2(January 29, 2019) - Congress and the President agreed late last week to end the five-week partial federal government shutdown and re-open under a three-week continuing resolution (CR) that will temporarily fund the government, including EPA, until February 15.

The CR brings to an end the longest shutdown in US history and provides Congress and the President with additional time to negotiate differences on border security policies, in the hope of fully funding the government for the remainder of the fiscal year, which will end September 30.

With the government and EPA now open, the Office of Wastewater Management (OWM) Director, Andrew Sawyers, has confirmed plans to attend NACWA’s 2019 Winter Conference in Albuquerque, NM next week.

NACWA’s legislative staff will continue to provide updates as further legislation develops to fund the government beyond February 15, when temporary funding would run out.

For more information please contact Nathan Gardner-Andrews, NACWA’s Chief Advocacy Officer.