Legislative Priorities

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    CBF Staff

    The EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program

    EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program has been the glue that holds the federal-state Bay restoration partnership together.

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    BJ Small/CBF Staff

    The Federal Farm Bill

    Every five years or so Congress passes the federal Farm Bill, a critical piece of legislation that has far-reaching impacts on farm communities and the way food is grown. With nutrient runoff from farms as the largest source of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and an approaching 2025 deadline, the 2023 Farm Bill is the biggest opportunity we have to get federal funds and resources to farmers in our region and bolster efforts to restore the Bay.

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    Securing Funding for Key Federal Agencies

    Continued funding for key federal programs is essential to meeting restoration targets across the watershed.

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