Congress Moves Forward on Eisenhower Memorial

Contained within the 1,665 pages of the fiscal 2017 omnibus package Congress passed in early May was a big win for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorial. The package includes $45 million in federal appropriations for the memorial, which some sources indicate is the green light for work to begin at the planned site near the National Mall. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas and former Kansas Senator Bob Dole have raised $10 million in private funds for the project so far. The memorial has been estimated to cost nearly $150 million.

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ASLA Statement on White House FY18 Budget Proposal

American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) Executive Vice President and CEO Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, released this statement in response to the Trump administration’s release May 23 of its fiscal year 2018 budget recommendations:

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2017 Federal Spending Approved with Many Successes for Landscape Architects

Late last week, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package that will fund the federal government and its programs for fiscal year FY 2017, through September 30, 2017. The measure also provides $30 billion in supplemental defense funds requested by the president in March, and $1.5 billion in additional funds for border security, but does not include funds for the president’s proposal to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

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