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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April 20, 2015

  • House Appropriations Energy & Water Subcommittee approves FY2016 funding bill
  • House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Approves bill to Block Waters of the US Rule         
  • Senate EPW ‘Nearly Done’ Drafting Reauthorization Bill
  • Repatriation Unlikely to Fund Transportation Reauthorization

April 13, 2015


  • DOT Announces $500 Million in TIGER Funding
  • Water Week 2015
  • PA Legislators Lead Statewide Roadshow Highlighting Infrastructure Needs

March 30, 2015

  • Short term Highway Trust Fund Patch in the Works 
  • Senate Passes Budget Resolution after Hours Long ‘Vote-a-Rama’
  • Representative Earl Blumenauer hosts Transportation Stakeholders 
  • House Judiciary Committee Passes the RAPID Act (HR 348)
  • Senate Committee on Agriculture Holds hearing on Waters of the United States (WOTUS) proposed rule

March 23, 2015

  • Senate and House Budget Committees Approve FY 16 Budget Resolutions
  • House Holds Disaster Cost Roundtable ahead of releasing FEMA Reauthorization and Reform Bill
  • House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee hosts Hearing on Surface Transportation Reauthorization 
  • Senate Releases S 741 – The Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2015
  • FEMA Extends Comment Period for Flood Risk Standard Implementation Guidance

March 16, 2015 Issue

  • FHWA and FTA Release Revised Guidance on the Environmental ReviewProcess
  • Senator Inhofe to Introduce WOTUS Legislation
  • Republicans Propose Ideas to Fund Highway Trust Fund

March 9, 2015 Issue


  • FY 2015 Funding for the Department of Homeland Security
  • Congress Reintroduces Sustainable Water Infrastructure Act 
  • Inhofe Proposes adding Keystone XL to the Highway funding bill

March 2, 2015 Issue


  • Congress Passes 1 Week CR to Avoid DHS Shutdown
  • EPW Committee Hosts Hearing on MAP-21 Reauthorization
  • House Committee Hosts Hearing on Drinking Water Systems

February 23, 2015 issue


  • Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Homeland Security Funding Update
  • APWA Hosts First Twitter Town Hall on the President’s Budget Proposal
  • Secretary Foxx Promotes the Grow America Act on Four Day Bus Tour 

February 18, 2015 issue

  • APWA to Host Twitter Town Hall on the Administration’s FY2016 Budget
  • Department of Homeland Security FY2015 Funding at an Impasse
  • Transportation & Infrastructure Hearing on Transportation Reauthorization
  • House Appropriations Hearing on Army Corps Budget

February 6, 2015 issue

Obama Administration FY2016 Budget Request Highlights
  • Army Corps of Engineers—($4.7 billion)
  • Department of Agriculture—($24.3 billion)
  • Department of Homeland Security—($41.2 billion)
  • Department of Housing & Urban Development—($49.3 billion)
  • Department of Transportation—($94.7 billion)
  • Environmental Protection Agency—($8.6 billion)

January 2015 issue

  • DOT Secretary Foxx to Appear at EPW Hearing on Highway Bill
  • President Offers Few Specifics on Infrastructure during State of the Union Address
  • Administration Announces New Infrastructure Investment Initiatives
  • House Passes FY 15 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, Senate Debates Next Steps
  • EPA Releases Final Version of Scientific Report Supporting their Recent “WOTUS” Rule
  • USDA Announces Winning Projects for Regional Conservation Partnership Program