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Breaking Down the Inflation Reduction Act

On Friday, August 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). Earlier that week, the U.S. Senate passed the IRA by a vote of 51-50. President Joe Biden then signed the bill into law on Tuesday, August 18. NACD applauded the bill's inclusion of historic investments to support conservation,…… Continue reading →

President Biden Releases FY23 Budget Proposal

The White House officially released their fiscal year 2023 (FY23) budget request on March 28, 2022.  The release of the President’s budget proposal which outlines the administration’s spending priorities, is the first step in the FY23 appropriations process. The proposal requests a $6 billion increase for discretionary spending at the United States Department of Agriculture…… Continue reading →

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding Opportunities: Hazard Mitigation and Resilience

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act recently passed both chambers of Congress and was signed into law by President Biden. The infrastructure package includes billions of dollars in investments for resilience of natural systems. NACD’s Government Affairs Team will be releasing a series of blog posts to break down funding opportunities for districts through the…… Continue reading →

Great American Outdoors Act Signed into Law

By Mary Scott On Tuesday, Aug. 4, President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) into law. GAOA received bipartisan support and passed the Senate on June 17 with a 73-25 vote, followed by the House approving it 310-107 on July 22. Momentum for the bill comes on the heels of President Trump’s request…… Continue reading →

NEPA Update: Final Rule Released

By Mary Scott On Wednesday, July 15, President Trump announced the final rule implementing changes to the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). For the first time in over 40 years, NEPA has undergone a comprehensive update covering concerns with the implementation of the statute. NACD addressed our concerns with the way NEPA was implemented previously…… Continue reading →

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