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. 

September 23, 2019

  • House Passes CR to Fund Federal Government to November 21
  • House Hearing on WOTUS Repeal
  • Congress Passes Lead Contamination Bill
  • FTA Announces FY 2019 Competitive Funding Opportunity
  • APWA Attends DHS/CISA Cybersecurity Summit

September 16, 2019

  • APWA Joins Continued Push to Repeal FAST Act Recission
  • Conversations Continue on Surface Transportation Reathorization
  • Trump Administration Finalizes WOTUS Repeal
  • Senate Announces Proposed DHS & DOI Funding Amounts for FY 2020
  • FHWA Announces $871.2 million in Emergency Relief for Repairs
  • DHS Releases National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Toolkit
  • APWA Government Affairs to Attend DHS/CISA Cybersecurity Summit

September 9, 2019

  • Congress is Back in Session
  • APWA Board of Directors Approves Surface Transportation Reauthorization Priorities
  • September is National Preparedness Month
  • APWA Signs Letter Addressing Flood Standards
  • EPA Releases DWSRF Guidance Documents
  • FEMA Announces HMAP Grant Funding for FY 2019
  • FEMA Releases Updated Continuity Resource Toolkit and Risk MAP Guidance Details
  • FirstNet Releases Five-Year "Roadmap"

July 29, 2019

  • Senate EPW to Mark-Up Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill
  • House Passes Two-Year Budget Deal
  • DOT Secretary Chao Announces Next Round of INFRA Grant Funds
  • National THIRA Released by FEMA
  • FEMA and FCC to Conduct Test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System

July 22, 2019

  • APWA Seeking Your Input on the Federal Gas Tax
  • EPA Sends WOTUS Repeal Rule to White House
  • NGA Announces Information on State Cyber Disruption Response Plans
  • DHS Releases Water Cybersecurity Fundamentals Guide
  • FAA Announces Revised Guidelines Regarding UAS

July 15, 2019

  • APWA Attends NGA Infrastructure Roundtable
  • Senate EPW Hosts Hearing on Surface Transportation Reauthorization
  • House to Vote on Small Business Cybersecurity Training
  • DHS Releases Report on Mass Attacks in Public Places
  • FEMA Requests Feedback on Revised NFIP Payment Methodology
  • DOE Seeks Comments on Guidance Standards

July 8, 2019

  • FY2020 Appropriations Update
  • FEMA Seeks Feedback on Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program Doctrine
  • Biannual Update of the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual
  • FAA Expands its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability
  • EPA and USDA Host Nutrient Reduction Webinar

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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