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 email copy of the APWA Washington Report. For more information, contact APWA's Washington, DC office at (202) 408-9541.

March 22, 2021        

  • House Introduces Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill
  • Senate Committee Approves PFAS Protection Bill
  • APWA Board of Directors Holds Virtual Congressional Meetings
  • APWA to Host Panel with Congressional Staff
  • Deb Haaland Sworn-in as DOI Secretary
  • Isabel Guzman Sworn-in as SBA Administrator
  • Senate to Vote on Marty Walsh for DOL Secretary
  • FHWA Hosting Webinars on MUTCD –Comments Due May 14, 2021
  • White House Environmental Justice Council to Meet in March
  • EPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board to Meet in April
  • FEMA Releases 18 Public Works Resource Typing Documents
  • FEMA Provides Update on Fiscal Year 2020 FMA and BRIC Grants
  • FAA Final Rules on Drones to be Released Next Month
  • NOAA Hosts Listening Sessions

March 15, 2021        

  • President Biden Signs the American Rescue Plan into Law
  • Infrastructure Update
  • APWA to Hold Third Thursday Advocacy Jam
  • Regan Confirmed as EPA Administrator
  • EPA Delays Implementation of Lead and Copper Rule Revisions
  • FHWA Hosting Webinars on MUTCD –Comments Due May 14, 2021
  • FEMA Extends Comment Period on Determining Disaster Declarations – Comments Due April 12, 2021
  • FEMA Announces Updates on Flood Insurance Manual
  • FEMA Launches 2021 Ready Campaign

March 8, 2021        

  • Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package
  • Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Meets at White House on Infrastructure
  • House T&I Committee Bringing Back Earmarks
  • APWA Participates in 2021 Future Cities Competition
  • ASCE Releases its 2021 ‘Report Card’
  • EPA Seeking Nominations for Local Government Advisory Committee – Deadline April 16, 2021
  • FEMA Currently Accepting Spring Nominations for Exercise Assistance
  • CISA Releases Guide for Public Safety on Unmanned Aircraft Systems

March 1, 2021           

  • U.S. House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package
  • APWA Releases First Policymaker Primers on Workforce Development and Public Right of Way
  • APWA Supports Clean Water Legislation
  • Transportation Infrastructure Update
  • Advance Refunding Legislation Introduced in Senate
  • Senate to Vote on U.S. Department of Education Nominee
  • Jennifer Granholm Sworn-in as Department of Energy Secretary
  • President Biden Nominates Deanne Criswell to Lead FEMA
  • CISA Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Physical Security Action Guide
  • DHS Announces Funding Opportunity for $1.87 Billion in Preparedness Grants
  • Stormwater Sector Facing Funding Gap
  • FEMA Renews Three-Year Reinsurance Agreement
  • NEMA Releases Emergency and Disasters Recommendations Paper

February 22, 2021           

  • Congress Looks to Act on COVID-19 Relief Package
  • APWA Continues to Advocate for COVID-19 Aid to State and Local Entities
  • Intelligence Committee Chairman Asks for Answers on Water Hack
  • FY 2021 DOT INFRA Grant Funding Available
  • APWA Hosting Online PFAS Session
  • FEMA Corps Now Accepting Applications
  • FEMA Seeking Disaster Preparation Workshop Participants
  • FBI Releases Ransomware Fact Sheet
  • APWA Public Policy Priorities Twitter Fleets

February 8, 2021         

  • Congress Clears Way for COVID-19 Stimulus Plan
  • APWA Hosting Congressional Brief on Infrastructure
  • Senate Agrees on Power-Sharing
  • White House Policy Increases FEMA COVID-19 Assistance
  • Senate Committee to Vote on DOL Nominee
  • Senate Committee to Vote on DOE Nominee
  • Senate Committee to Vote on EPA Nominee
  • APWA Participates in NHSC Winter Virtual Meeting
  • DOT Secretary Sworn into Office
  • DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Sworn into Office
  • FEMA Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Support Webpage
  • FHWA Proposes Changes to MUTCD - Deadline Extended to May 14, 2021
  • APWA Hosting Online Water Resources Events in February

February 1, 2021         

  • Update on Potential COVID-19 Stimulus
  • APWA Joins 24 State & Local Organizations in Support for Tax-exempt Bonds
  • Senate to Vote on DOT Nomination
  • Senate to Vote on DHS Secretary Nomination
  • EPA Nominee to Face Senate Committee this Week
  • U.S. Congressional PFAS Task Force Reestablished
  • Senate Republicans Urge President Biden to Keep Navigable Waters Rule
  • FEMA Announces Extension of Emergency Non-Congregate Sheltering Assistance
  • FEMA Releases Soil-Structure Interaction Guide
  • FEMA Publishes Revised NFIP Guidance Bulletins
  • EPA Hosts Webinar on WIFIA Eligibility

January 25, 2021         

  • President Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Proposal
  • White House Releases Proposed COVID-19 Response Strategy
  • Update on U.S. Senate Organization
  • White House Issues EO's to Address COVID-19
  • APWA Issues Action Alerts on 117th Congress Policy Priorities & COVID-19
  • Hearing Held on U.S. DOT Nominee
  • President Biden Nominates Deanne Criswell to lead FEMA
  • EPA Announces Advancement of PFAS Action Plan
  • Biden EPA Asks Justice to Cease Defense of Trump-era Rules
  • FEMA Releases Emergency Operations Center Toolkit
  • CISA Announces Ransomware Campaign

January 11, 2021       

  • U.S. Senate Control
  • COVID Relief and Infrastructure Package Expected Early
  • EPA Releases "Secret Science Rule
  • NOAA Releases Final 2020 Disaster Report
  • Potential Cabinet Officials in a Biden Administration and Committee Leadership in the 117th Congress

January 4, 2021      

  • APWA Board Approves Public Policy Priorities for the 117th Congress
  • 117th Congress Sworn into Office
  • EPA Publishes Updated Lead and Copper Rule
  • National Homeland Security Consortium Survey on COVID-19
  • FHWA Proposes Changes to MUTCD
  • FEMA Releases 2020 National Preparedness Report

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