The APWA Washington Report newsletter covers the latest United States national legislative and regulatory news affecting public works and public works professionals. Current issues of the newsletter are available here, or you can use the links to the right of this page to view issues from past years.

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November 30, 2015

  • House of Representatives set to pass Drinking Water Assistance Compliance Bill
  • Congress Looking At Highway Bill Deadline, Again

November 16, 2015

  • Additional Time Needed for Conference on Transportation Bill
  • FY 2016 Spending Bill Talks Consumed by Policy Riders
  • Pipeline Safety bill Introduced in the Senate

November 9, 2015

  • House Passed a Long Term Transportation Bill
  • Senate Fails to Advance Legislation to Revise WOTUS—Advances Bill to Overturn
  • APWA sends letter to Senate Appropriations on Combined Sewer Overflows
  • Omnibus Bill Update
  • House Ways and Means Elects a New Chairman

November 2, 2015

  • House to Take up Transportation Bills after Congress Passes Short Term Extension
  • Congress and the White House Reach a Deal on the Budget and Debt Ceiling
  • Paul Ryan Elected as new Speaker of the House
  • House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Passes Drinking Water Assistance Compliance Bill
  • Senate to Consider Bills Blocking WOTUS Rule
  • Senate Passes CISA, Clears Path for Conference Negations with Companion House Bill
  • DOT Announces TIGER Grant Winners

October 26, 2015

  • House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Approves 6-year Highway Bill
  • Senate to vote on Cybersecurity Bill this Week
  • House to hold Leadership Elections This Week

October 19, 2015

  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to Mark Up 6-year Highway Bill on Thursday
  • Congress to Debate Raising Debt Limit
  • House Leadership Still in Flux

October 12, 2015

  • House T&I Chair Announces Possible Highway Bill Markup Next Week
  • Federal Highway Administration Opens Comment Period on Proposed Design Regulations for Projects on National Highway System
  • House Leadership Elections on Hold with McCarthy Dropping Out
  • US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Stays Waters of the U.S. Rule
  • Senate Energy & Natural Resources Hold Hearings on Drought in the West