Past Issues: 2016

December 12, 2016

  • 114th Congress Wrap-Up
  • WRDA
  • President Elect Trump Nominees with a Public Works Nexus
  • Update on ESSCC Joint Meeting
  • FEMA Disaster Deductible Update
  • US DOT Seeking Applications for Beyond Traffic Innovation Centers
  • DHS-FEMA Grant Program on Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks
  • House Passes National Urban Search and Rescue Response System Act of 2016

December 5, 2016

  • 114th Congress Wrap-Up
  • WRDA
  • Upcoming ESS joint Meeting
  • Senate Hearing on Critical Transportation Infrastructure
  • Upcoming Transportation Incident Management Executive Leadership Group

November 28, 2016

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Update
  • WRDA
  • Fish and Wildlife Release Updated ESA Mitigation Policy
  • Legislation for Improving Hazmat Training Set to Pass House

November 21, 2016

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Update
  • WRDA Negotiations Continue
  • WOTUS
  • House Passes "Midnight Rules" Reform 
  • APWA Attends Infrastructure Security Conference 
  • Internet of Things Guidelines Releases
  • Hearing Focuses on Role of Connected Devices in Cyber Attacks 
  • NIST Unveils Guidelines for Security Internet-Connected Devices

November 14, 2016

  • New Team Member Joins APWA's Government Affairs
  • Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Update
  • US DOT Soliciting Applications for FASTLANE Grants
  • FHWA Announces LEAP Pilot Program
  • US DOT Expected to Issue Rule on Driverless Car Technology
  • WRDA Negotiations Continue
  • US Appeals Court Hears Arguments on EPA Wet Weather Policy
  • State Resolution Banning Flint Lawsuits Challenged
  • PCAST Meeting To Include EPA Water Action Plan Brief
  • Mobile Devices Cybersecurity Threat Report Expected by End of Year

October 3, 2016

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Update WRDA Update
  • Bill Banning PFCs in Drinking Water Introduced
  • $15 Million for Transportation Technology Grants
  • White House Announces New Actions on Agency Disaster Preparedness Programs
  • FHWA Hosts Webinar about NEPA Integration

September 26, 2016

  • Update on a Continuing Resolution
  • WRDA Update
  • Cybersecurity Preparedness

September 19, 2016

  • Continuing Resolution Endgame
  • WRDA Update
  • House T&I Holds Hearing on Corps Chief's Reports
  • EPW Hearing

September 12, 2016

  • House Public Works & Infrastructure Caucus Update
  • Spending Plan to Wrap Up Fiscal Year and Avoid Shutdown
  • WRDA Update
  • FASTLANE Grants to be Released
  • Corps Decision to North Dakota Pipeline

July 18, 2016

  • House Public Works & Infrastructure Caucus Update
  • House Passes Interior-Environment Appropriations Before Adjourning for Recess
  • Time for WRDA Ticking
  • Congress Approves FAA Extension
  • No Additional Zika Funding Approved

July 11, 2016

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Update
  • DOT Selects 18 Projects to Receive $759 Million in FASTLANE Freight Grants
  • Congress Reaches Deal on FAA Extension through September 30, 2017

June  27, 2016

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Update
  • APWA Joins Coalition Letter on WRDA
  • House Held Hearing on Role of NEPA in Permitting Process

June 20, 2016

  • Appropriations Update
  • Shuster Says FAA Short-Term Patch is Likely
  • Inhofe Encourages States to Ignore CEIP Guidance

June 13, 2016 issue

  • Appropriations Update
  • T & I Subcommittee Holds Roundtable on FAST Act Implementation
  • Secretary Foxx Testifies on FAST Act Implementation

June 6, 2016 issue

  • APWA Applauds US House Formation of Public Works & Infrastructure Caucus
  • House Set to Pass Pipeline Safety Legislation
  • Supreme Court Rules Against USACE In Jurisdictional Determination Case
  • Congress Yet to Agree On FAA Reauthorization; Extension Likely
  • Ryan Attempts to Salvage Budget Process
  • Federal Highway Webinar on TIFIA funding 

May 23, 2016 issue

  • APWA Sponsored Transportation Roundtable Held on Capitol Hill
  • Senate EPW Committee Passes Brownfields bill
  • EPA Rewards over $55 Million for Brownfields Redevelopment
  • House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves T-HUD bill

May 16, 2016 issue

  • APWA Hosting a National Public Works Week Roundtable on Capitol Hill
  • Deal Near for Chemical Legislation
  • Senate Passes Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
  • Congress Debates Transportation Spending this Week
  • Deal Near for Chemical Legislation
  • House Hearing Focuses on the Rising Costs of Disasters

May 9, 2016 issue

  • APWA to Host National Public Works Week Roundtable on Capitol Hill
  • APWA to File Comments on NIMS Update
  • Senate Energy Water Bill Stalled over Controversial Heavy Water Amendment
  • Senate May Vote on T-HUD Appropriations Bill This Week

April 25, 2016 issue

  • Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Update Senate Democrats Introduce Lead Remediation Legislation
  • Senate Passes FAA Bill
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2017 T-HUD Bill
  • FEMA Requests Public Comment on Changes to Public Assistance Program
  • BATIC and TIFIA to Co-host Webinar on Funding Opportunities for Active Transportation Systems

April 18, 2016 issue

  • National Homeland Security Consortium Publishes Whitepaper Detailing Threats to Homeland Security
  • Senate to End Debate on FAA Authorization and Hold Final Vote Today
  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Introduces Pipeline Safety Bill
  • House Emergency Management Subcommittee Hearing on Cybersecurity
  • Congress Misses Budget Deadline
  • U.S. DOT Accelerates Implementation of FAST Act
  • Federal Railroad Administration Makes Changes to Bridge Safety Program
  • U.S. DOT Publishes Truck Size and Weight Limits Report

April 11, 2016 issue

  • Congress Likely To Miss Friday Budget Deadline
  • House Energy and Commerce Committee To Hold Flint Hearing
  • FAA Extension Debate to Continue on Senate Floor this Week
  • Amendment to FAA Extension would Protect Local Governments Rights for Drones
  • Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) held hearing on water and wastewater infrastructure funding

April 4, 2016 issue

  • FAA Extension Expected in the Senate this Week
  • Congress May Proceed on Budget without Resolution
  • APWA Weighs in on FEMA Reauthorization Bill
  • Diesel Engine Grant Program Improves Public Health

March 21, 2016 issue

  • House Budget Committee Passes Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution
  • House Oversight & Government Reform Committee holds Hearings on Flint Water Crisis
  • Senate Sends Amended FAA Extension Bill Back to the House
  • House Energy & Commerce Committee Releases PHMSA Reauthorization Legislation
  • PHMSA to Propose New Pipeline Safety Rule
  • FTA Releases State Safety Oversight Program Final Rule
  • Applications being accepted for FEMA PDM and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants

March 14, 2016 issue

  • House Energy and Commerce Releases PHMSA Reauthorization Legislation
  • House to Consider FAA Extension Bill
  • FAST Act Increases TIFIA Flexibility
  • Senate GOP Postpones Budget

March 7, 2016 issue

  • Flint Aid Temporarily Held in Congress
  • Senate Passes Pipeline Safety Legislation
  • House Energy and Commerce Releases PHMSA Reauthorization Legislation
  • Applications Open for DOT’s NEW $800 Million FASTLANE Grant Program
  • APWA Wants Your Feedback on FEMA's Disaster Deductible Concept by March 16!
  • House Passes FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015
  • President Signs Directing Dollars to Disaster Relief Act Into Law
  • Congress Leans Toward 3 Month Extension for FAA Reauthorization

March 2, 2016 issue

  • TIGER Grant Dollars Available
  • Congress Passes Bill Aimed at Curbing Disaster Costs
  • Supreme Court Allows EPA TMDL Rule to Stand
  • AIRR Act Stalls in Congress
  • Preliminary Deal on Flint Reached
  • Federal Appeals Court Limits Venues for WOTUS
  • Michigan Governor to Testify Before House Committee

February 22, 2016 issue

  • Congress Returns from Recess to Assess the President’s Budget
  • FY 2017 Budget Proposal Highlights
  • DHS Announces Funding Opportunity For Preparedness
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to Testify on WRDA
  • EPA Releases Online Mapping Tool for Drinking Water

February 8, 2016 issue

  • President Obama’s FY 2017 Proposed Budget
  • FirstNET hearing held by House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Flint Crisis is Focus of House Oversight Committee Hearing
  • Water Infrastructure Trust Fund Legislation Introduced
  • Senate Energy Legislation Fails Amidst Dispute over Flint Funding
  • House T&I Committee Chair Introduces FAA Renewal Legislation
  • US DOT Marks 50 Years

February 1, 2016 issue

  • House Oversight Committee Set to Hold Flint Hearing Wednesday
  • Legislation Introduced to Assist Flint
  • Senate Considers Amendments to Energy Modernization Legislation
  • House T&I Committee Expected to Release FAA Renewal Legislation

January 25, 2016 issue

  • HUD Awards $1 Billion Through National Disaster Resilience Competition
  • FEMA Seeks Comments on a Disaster Deductible Concept
  • EPA Announces 2014 Toxics Release Inventory Report
  • Senate Fails to Override Presidential Veto of S.J. Res 22

January 19, 2016 issue

  • House Energy & Commerce Committee Requests Briefing on Flint Drinking Water Crisis
  • Secretary Foxx Unveils $4 Billion Automated Vehicle Plan
  • House Passes Bill to Overturn WOTUS
  • The House Committee on Financial Services Conducts Two Days of Hearings on NFIP

January 11, 2016 issue

  • President to give State of the Union Tomorrow
  • House to Consider Bill to Overturn WOTUS this Week
  • Whitehouse to Release Fiscal Year 2017 Budget in February
  • Klamath Agreements Have Uncertain Future

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