Congress has been working its way through the budget process, and as we have seen so far this year, the Senate budget proposals regarding local government issues are much more favorable than the House versions. This coming week, the Senate will resume work on the Transportation Housing and Urban Development bill. There have been many amendments to slash funding for specific programs in this budget, so we have a simple message – to support the Senate budget and oppose all amendments which slash funding from various programs going to local communities. If you have yet to add your voice to this effort you can get contact information for Senators Levin and Stabenow by clicking here.
Summer Minnick is the Director of Policy Initiatives and Federal Affairs. She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0301.