Federal Legislative Tracker

The GLLC legislative trackers are compiled by Tim Anderson at CSG Midwest. Contact Tim at tanderson@csg.org to share items for the federal tracker — especially federal legislation in Canada.

Please note: This federal legislative tracker will no longer be updated as of August 17, 2020.

Federal legislation related to the Great Lakes and water quality is important to the states and provinces. Key among the pieces of federal legislation that the Caucus follows are appropriations bills and authorizing legislation for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the U.S.

Currently, the federal tracker focuses exclusively on legislation in the U.S. Our goal is to broaden the scope by including Canadian federal legislation, as well.

View the most recent tracker here.

Archived Editions

Federal Legislation in the News

Feb. 19, 2021 web meeting: New Administration, Congress mean new opportunities for Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus’s 2021 web meeting schedule kicked off with a look at political changes in the U.S. federal government wrought by the 2020 election, and their potential impacts on policies and programs that affect the Great Lakes. Chad Lord, Policy Director for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, said the new […]

U.S. aquatic invasive species, ballast water laws evolving

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus’s series of quarterly meetings for 2020 closed out with a presentation on aquatic invasive species and ballast water management from Sarah LeSage, who coordinates the Aquatic Invasive Species program in the Water Resources Division of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. The Dec. 11 meeting also featured […]

Quarterly webinar gives annual overview of federal, state/provincial legislation

Members of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus got their annual update on federal, state and provincial legislation in a June 5 webinar. Matthew McKenna, director of the Great Lakes Washington Program at the Northeast-Midwest Institute, provided an overview of recent and pending federal legislation in the U.S. Congress, starting with the reality that “we’re […]