APWA Washington Report

The APWA Washington Report newsletter covers the latest United States national legislative and regulatory news affecting public works and public works professionals. Check your Email Communication Preferences settings to see if you are set up to receive an e-mail copy of the APWA Washington Report. For more information, contact APWA's Washington, DC office at (202) 408-9541. 

June 24, 2019

  • Second FY2020 Minibus Package Up This Week
  • APWA Submits Congressional Testimony on FEMA's Disaster Readiness
  • FEMA Administrator Nominee Advances in Confirmation Process
  • Senate Committee Hearing on Drone Security
  • FEMA Announces Over $400 Million in Mitigation Grant Awards
  • FEMA Hosts Webinar for New Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
  • NISC to host a Black Sky Webinar Exercise This Week

June 17, 2019

  • Senate EPW Leaders Call for Repeal of FAST Act Rescission
  • House to Begin Consideration of FY 2020 Appropriation Bills
  • FEMA NFIP Data Posted on OpenFEMA
  • FEMA Seeks Feedback on the National Response Framework
  • Updated Risk MAP Guidelines and Standards
  • NIMS Implementation Fact Sheet for Nonprofit Organizations (REWORK)

June 10, 2019

  • President Trump Signs $19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Bill
  • FHWA Holds ELG TIM Meeting June 11
  • APWA Working to Expand Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
  • House Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2020 T-HUD Measure
  • House to Vote on Cybersecurity & Homeland Security Legislation
  • FAA Announces $840 Million in Transportation Grants
  • NHTSA and FMCSA Call for Comments on Autonomous Vehicles
  • Science Advisors Comment on WOTUS Proposed Rule 
  • FEMA Seeks Feedback on NIMS Training Program

June 3, 2019

  • NFIP Extended Through June 14
  • House Expected to Act on Disaster Relief 
  • House to Consider Spending Bills Soon 
  • FEMA Releases Tribal Mitigation Planning Handbook

May 20, 2019

  • Happy National Public Works Week!
  • APWA and the Public Finance Network Weigh-In for Municipal Bonds 
  • Senate NFIP Action 
  • Senate May Address Disaster Relief This Week 
  • House Appropriators Increase EPA Funding 
  • DOT Announces $779M Airport Rehab Funding Opportunity 
  • FAA Releases Revised Action on Drone Usage 

May 13, 2019

  • Next Week is National Public Works Week, May 19-25
  • House Passes Disaster Relief Measure 
  • House May Vote on NFIP Extension 
  • House Appropriators Increase EPA Funding 
  • House T&I Committee Leadership Submits Budget Requests 
  • Congress Acting on PFAS
  • House Plans Votes on Homeland Security Legislation 
  • FEMA Announces Updated Guidelines for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping 
  • FTA Announces $15 Million Funding Opportunity for Innovative Mobility Projects 
  • FEMA Releases Senior Leader Toolkit for Incident Response 
  • FEMA Seeks Comments on Standard Flood Hazard Determination 
  • DHS Releases Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 UAS Fact Sheet 
  • DHS Cybersecurity Resources Road Map Available 
  • FAA Advises Airports Against Installing Anti-Drone Technology

May 6, 2019

  • Infrastructure Investment Conversation Continues
  • House Expected to Take up Disaster Relief Measure 
  • DHS Announces National Critical Functions List
  • FEMA Announces Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire Policy 
  • FEMA Seeks Comments on REP & CDL Programs 
  • APWA Joins Organizations Supporting Funding for 3DEP Mapping 

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