Congressional Committee Authorizes Some Money for EPA's Long Island Sound Program
Authorization of money by a committee isn't a huge step -- the entire House still has to authorize it, and then the Senate, and then Congress has to appropriate it -- but presumably this means things are on the right path for a worthwhile program.
The New London Day wrote about it here. Read it and then ask yourself what key piece of information about the authorization you still don't know. (Answer below...)
Finished? OK. How much money was authorized? Oops. I guess the reporter and editors forgot to ask.
In any case, some amount of money was authorized. We'll have to assume it was enough to keep the program going.