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DOI

Under Budget & Ahead of Schedule: Secretary Zinke Announces Full Funding to Repair Arlington...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced a $227 million project to rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge, a historic and critical transportation link in the nation’s capital. As awarded, the project will save American taxpayers $35 million and 1.5 years of estimated construction time
EPA

EPA Helps Collect Hazardous Household Materials in the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency is working with local governments and residents in St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, and Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands to keep hazardous materials out of the environment and minimize the amount of waste going to landfills through household hazardous waste collection events.

Finance Committee Announces Improvements to Senate Tax Bill

After robust discussions across the Senate Republican Conference, and because a revenue “trigger” does not comply with reconciliation rules, the Senate Finance Committee made further modifications to the underlying legislation to further reflect member priorities. The amendment was filed this evening.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Announces that Rehab for Top Infrastructure Priority, the Memorial Bridge, is Fully Funded

One of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D-DC) top construction priorities, the Memorial Bridge, which is owned and maintained by the National Park Service (NPS), now has the total funds necessary to complete repairs, Norton said today. Norton, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, worked to secure $90 million for phase one funding from the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) program in fiscal year 2016.
HUD InspectorGeneral

Fugitive in Multi-Million Dollar Bank Fraud Scheme Named in Grand Jury Indictment Alleging Series...

A longtime fugitive was named today in a nine-count indictment that alleges he participated in a $9 million loan fraud scheme that targeted Wells Fargo Bank. Napoleon Olarte, 40, who is believed to be in Venezuela after fleeing the United States approximately eight years ago, was indicted late this afternoon by a federal grand jury.
Financial Services Committee

House Approves the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act

The House passed bipartisan legislation on Friday that protects consumers’ ability to become homeowners and access affordable housing. Manufactured housing serves as an affordable housing option for roughly 22 million Americans and represents the largest form of unsubsidized affordable housing in the nation.
Natural Resources

Panel Reviews Bill to Spur Water Infrastructure Development Across the West

The Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4419, the “Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Project Streamlining Act.” Introduced by Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), the bill seeks to streamline and expedite water infrastructure development across the West by requiring future studies to adhere to reasonable timelines and other accountability measures.
EPA

EPA backs Utah’s plan to improve water quality with $15.6 million in water infrastructure...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Utah approximately $15.6 million for clean water and drinking water projects in communities across the state.  EPA is providing $7 million for the state’s clean water revolving loan fund and $8.6 million for its drinking water revolving loan fund to support key infrastructure projects, including new and upgraded wastewater and drinking water plants.  These projects will ensure clean drinking and surface water, better serve residents, increase efficiency and reduce pollution.
Financial Services Committee

Subcommittee Examines Ginnie Mae’s Role in Housing Finance System

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to assess the role of the Government National Mortgage Association – commonly referred to as “Ginnie Mae” – as members continued to examine the need to reform the U.S. housing finance system.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on Housing and Retail Development in Ward 1

On Thursday, November 30, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), to break ground for The Wren at 965 Florida Avenue, NW. The Wren, which is led by DMPED, is a mixed-use, mixed-income development that will produce more than 430 apartment units, including 132 units of affordable housing, and a new Whole Foods Market grocery store.

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USDA

USDA Helps Rural Communities Restore Water Systems Damaged by Disasters

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the award of two grants to help rural water and sewer utilities recover from recent and future natural disasters. “USDA is a strong partner in the long-term recovery of rural communities after a season of devastating hurricanes,” Perdue said.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD GRANTS $616 MILLION TO HELP FLORIDA RECOVER FROM HURRICANE IRMA

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $615,922,000 to help hard-hit areas in the State of Florida to recover from Hurricane Irma. The grant announced today by the Trump Administration is provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will support the repair of damaged homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure in the state.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD FILES FRAUD COMPLAINT AGAINST FORMER TOP OFFICIALS OF ALEXANDER COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the agency has filed a fraud complaint against two former officials of the Alexander County (Illinois) Housing Authority (ACHA) for using public housing funds for personal travel and gifts and submitting false documentation to the Federal government.
DOE

Energy Department Announces $25 Million for Combined Heat and Power Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $25 million for a selected eight organizations to further the installation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. The use of CHP can support U.S. economic competitive advantage, promote economic development, instill resiliency in businesses and communities, create and maintain local energy-related jobs, and provide solutions for modernizing energy generation and delivery.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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zavvie Reveals Colorado’s Hottest Neighborhoods with ‘Hot Hoodz’

What are Colorado’s hottest neighborhoods? Denver’s West Colfax and Chaffee Park are on the list, as are Old Town in Windsor, Downtown in Colorado Springs, and Keewaydin in Boulder. That’s according to December’s “Hot Hoodz,” released by zavvie, a national HyperLocal and social media real estate marketing startup based in Boulder.

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Financial Services Committee

Committee Advances 13 Bills

This week, the Financial Services Committee approved 13 billson a range of subjects from economic growth, to consumer protection, to Native American housing and human trafficking. This week’s markup follows a very productive year for the Committee, which has held 54 subcommittee hearings