Past Issues: 2017

May 15, 2017

  • APWA Board Director Bill Spearman Scheduled to Testify on the Hill
  • National Infrastructure Week & National Public Works Week 
  • Draft Bill to Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program 
  • Trump Administration Updates 
  • President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Order 
  • House Votes Scheduled for Homeland Security Measures 

May 8, 2017 

  • APWA Board Member Bill Spearman Scheduled to Testify on the Hill 
  • Highlights of Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations 
  • APWA and Infrastructure Week Jointly Promoting Two Weeks in May 
  • Trump Administration Updates 
  • EPA seeks Comments on Reducing Regulations

May 1, 2017

  • Agreement Reached on Funding the Remainder of Fiscal Year 2017
  • EPA Seeks Comments on Reducing Regulations 
  • Update on Trump Administration Nominations 
  • Multiple Emergency Management Bills Up in the House 

April 24, 2017

  • Congress Returns to DC
  • APWA Government Affairs Committee & Three Technical Committees Meet in DC
  • Office of Management and Budget Director Comments on Timing of an Infrastructure Package
  • APWA Opposes Proposed Cuts to FEMA 
  • Environmental Protection Agency Launches New Water Finance Website 
  • President Trump Expected to Sign Executive Order on Cybersecurity 
  • House Votes this Week 

April 3, 2017

  • APWA President Calkins Testifies Before House Committee
  • APWA Hosts Public Works & Infrastructure Brief on the Hill
  • Weather Bill Almost to President's Desk

March 27, 2017

  • APWA President Calkins Testifying Before House Committee
  • APWA Hosting Public Works & Infrastructure Brief on the Hill 
  • Infrastructure Forum Calls Partners Together 
  • Multiple Emergency Management Bills on House Schedule 

March 20, 2017

  • APWA President to Testify Before Congress 
  • Budget & Appropriations Update 
  • House Committee Examines Drinking Water Systems 
  • National Flood Insurance Program Hearings Update 
  • Update on Trump Administration Confirmations

March 13, 2017

  • APWA Board Member on the Hill 
  • Budget & Appropriations Update 
  • Update on Trump Administration Confirmations 
  • Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Focuses on Transportation Funding Needs 
  • House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee Examines Water Infrastructure Needs 
  • Municipal Bond Letter Garners 156 Co-signers 
  • ASCE Infrastructure Report Card Released 
  • Blumenauer Introduces Legislation to Raise the Gas Tax

March 6, 2017

  • Update on Trump Administration Confirmations
  • APWA Briefs House Natural Resources Committee
  • Senate Commerce Committee Focuses on Improving Infrastructure 
  • Administrator Pruitt Supports Investment in Water and Superfund
  • Senate Hearing Focuses on Flood Control Infrastructure 
  • Votes on Emergency Preparedness Bills

February 27, 2017

  • Update on Trump Administration Confirmations
  • Secretary Chao Speaks to Governors about Infrastructure 
  • EPA Agenda Release Soon 

February 13, 2017

  • Update on Administration Confirmations 
  • Infrastructure Hearing
  • Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations
  • Evacuations in California as Dam Threatens Flooding

February 6, 2017

  • Update on Administration Confirmations 
  • APWA Sends Letter to President Trump on Highway Trust Fund Solvency
  • Governors Highway Safety Association Submits Report on Self-Driving Cars 
  • House T&I Holds Infrastructure Hearing 
  • House Passes Legislation to Stop Flaring Regulation 
  • House Passes Legislation Scrapping Mining Regulation 
  • House Passes DHS Legislation Extending Grant Time 

January 30, 2017

  • APWA Executive Director on the Hill
  • Road to Zero Coalition
  • Update on Administration Confirmations
  • White House Announces Regulatory Freeze
  • Administration Revives Oil Pipelines Across American-Canadian Border
  • EO to Expedite Environmental Review for 'High Priority" Infrastructure Projects
  • Border Adjustment Tax Being Considered

January 23, 2017

  • APWA President Ron Calkins' Opinion Editorial on Infrastructure
  • Update on Administration Confirmations
  • Interior Secretary Nominee Promises Infrastructure Investment
  • EPA Nominee Prioritizes Rebuilding Federal-State Partnership
  • Legislation on Network Resiliency to be Voted on in the House
  • Regulations Update

January 17, 2017

  • National Homeland Security Consortium Meets
  • House Advances Budget Resolution for 2017
  • Confirmation Hearings Held for the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Transportation
  • Interior Secretary Confirmation Hearing
  • SCOTUS Agrees to Hear WOTUS Case
  • President-Elect Trump Picks Former NY Governor Giuliani as Cybersecurity Advisor
  • FEMA Seeks Comments on an Updated Disaster Deductible Concept
  • Legislation Introduced to Address First Responder Needs

January 9, 2017

  • Senate Advances Budget Resolution for 2017
  • Infrastructure Bill Likely This Spring
  • APWA Sends Letter To Protect Municipal Bonds
  • APWA Government Affairs Team Visits The Hill
  • APWA Government Affairs Announces New Resource
  • Congressional Committee Leadership Changes
  • DHS Classifies Election Systems as Critical Infrastructure
  • FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Update
  • Senate Holds Hearing on Cyber-Threats

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