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 27, 2015

Contents

  • GAC holds spring meeting in DC  
  • DOT Announces New Sustainable Development Program
  • House T&I Committee Releases Coast Guard Reauthorization
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on FY 2016 DOT Funding
  • Administrator Fugate Presents FEMA FY 2016 Request to Congress
  • House Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2016 Energy-Water Bill


April 20, 2015

Contents
  • 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

Contents

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

March 30, 2015

Contents
  • 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

Contents
  • 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

Contents
  • 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

Contents

  • 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

Contents

  • 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

Contents

  • 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

Contents
  • 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

Contents
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

Contents
  • 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