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Weekly Update    29 January 2007



  • The Budget and the Region -- Reports
  • Great Lakes 101 -- Introductory Briefing
  • Chesapeake Bay Task Force -- Meeting


The Budget and the Region -- Reports


The Northeast-Midwest organizations on Monday, February 5, will produce information about the president’s fiscal 2008 budget proposals for selected programs of regional interest.  Northeast-Midwest staff will compile a table with program-specific budget numbers and circulate it by noon on budget day to paying members of the Northeast-Midwest Congressional and Senate Coalitions and officials from states that financially support the Northeast-Midwest Institute.  Later that afternoon, staff will circulate a document that also includes program information and historical funding data on selected programs. Contacts: Matt Kane at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (612/825-0443), Katie Waszkiewicz at the Congressional Coalition (202/226-5181), and Ari Strauss at the Senate Coalition (202/224-0606). 


Great Lakes 101 -- Introductory Briefing


Congressional staff on Wednesday, January 31, are invited to participate in a briefing on the international and state-level programs and agreements that govern the Great Lakes.  The International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Fisheries Commission, and Great Lakes Commission will discuss their missions and programs.  The January 31 briefing will begin at 2:00 p.m. in 2218 Rayburn House Office Building.  Contact: Joy Mulinex with the Great Lakes Task Force (202/224-1211).


Chesapeake Bay Task Force – Meeting  

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force co-chairs -- Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD), Bobby Scott (D-VA)and Tom Davis (R-VA) -- are convening the first meeting of the Task Force in the 110th Congress.  The Northeast-Midwest Institute will sponsor the breakfast meeting, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 16, in 2325 Rayburn House Office Building.  All members in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and their staff are invited to participate.  There will be a briefing on the state of the Bay and progress of the clean up by the administration and state and private groups.  The Task Force will discuss legislative and appropriations strategies for the upcoming session of Congress.  Contact:  Peter Marx with the Northeast-Midwest Institute (202/464-4008).


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