I am a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural and Economic Resources, which covers the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Environment, and Labor. I am pleased to report that full funding ($100 million) is proposed for the Clean Water Management Trust Fund. In addition, $8.5 million is intended for farmland preservation. There is $1 million proposed for the
House leaders anticipate passage of their budget by the end of the week. The measure will then go to the Senate and lawmakers will work to approve a final version before the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, 2007.