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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Authored by D.C. Native Son...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Fair Housing Act, which was authored by Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), the nation’s first popularly-elected African American senator and a native son of the District of Columbia, who served from 1967 to 1979. Norton also praised Brooke’s help on achieving the D.C. Home Rule Act. A Norton bill got Congress to award Brooke the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. He was also a graduate of Dunbar High School and Howard University.
EPA

EPA Administrator Pruitt Praises Permitting MOU to Accelerate Crucial Infrastructure Projects

12 federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), signed the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU establishes a coordinated and timely process for environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects.
EPA

EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest (LOI) by July 6, 2018.
DOI

Secretary Zinke Committed to President Trump’s Latest Infrastructure Initiative

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing the Interior Department to follow President Trump’s One Federal Decision framework for processing of environmental reviews and permits for major infrastructure projects.
Speaker Paul Ryan

Another Step Toward Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after federal agencies signed a memorandum reforming the permitting process for infrastructure projects. This is another important step toward rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Says Rubio Now Appears to Support Allowing D.C. Children to Carry Assault Weapons,...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said today that if Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) meant what he said in an interview with a Florida television station (WTLV), he now supports making his dangerous District of Columbia gun bill even worse. In the interview, Rubio said D.C. should be forced to adopt only federal gun laws, which are so limited that most states and local jurisdictions have their own additional gun laws.

EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Funding will leverage public and private investments to keep lead and other contaminants out of drinking water and upgrade aging water infrastructure. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.
FTC

FTC, Department of Justice to Hold Workshop on Competition in Real Estate Brokerage

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice announced today that they will hold a joint public workshop in Washington, DC on June 5, 2018, to explore competition issues in the residential real estate brokerage industry.
EPA

U.S. EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest (LOI) by July 6, 2018

Chairman Crowley Advocates to Expand Affordable Housing for Seniors

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) announced today his efforts to provide a robust investment to expand affordable housing for seniors in Queens, the Bronx, and across the country
DHCD

HPTF Financing Will Help Homeless Secure Housing in Ward 4

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently closed a loan agreement that will provide 12 units of permanent supportive housing (PSH) for chronically homeless families at the Partner Arms 2 Apartments, 4506 Georgia Avenue NW, in the Petworth neighborhood of Ward 4
GSA

GSA awards construction contract for 26 Federal Plaza backfill and renovation in New York...

The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded a contract to Volmar Construction Inc., based in Brooklyn, New York, for the reconfiguration and alteration of space at the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in Manhattan.
DOI

Secretary Zinke Supports President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released the following statement following President Donald J. Trump's speech in Ohio about rebuilding American infrastructure. “President Trump is a builder and he knows that infrastructure is not merely an expense, it's an investment in America. Every dollar we put into rebuilding our roads, bridges, transmission lines
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Congress and President Trump Work on Infrastructure

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on how Congress and President Trump are working together to rebuild American infrastructure: “America is coming back. Congress and President Trump have worked to rebuild our country, and there’s more we want to do.
USDOJ

Barclays Agrees to Pay $2 Billion in Civil Penalties to Resolve Claims for Fraud...

The United States has reached agreement with Barclays Capital, Inc. and several of its affiliates (together, Barclays) to settle a civil action filed in December 2016 in which the United States sought civil penalties for alleged conduct related to Barclays’ underwriting and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) between 2005 and 2007.  Barclays will pay the United States two billion dollars ($2,000,000,000) in civil penalties in exchange for dismissal of the Amended Complaint.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Start of Construction on $1 Billion Alameda Mixed-Use...

The City of Alameda and its private partner, Alameda Point Partners, LLC, today celebrated the groundbreaking of the first phase of the $1 billion mixed-use, transit-oriented waterfront development at the gateway to Alameda Point, called Site A. The 68-acre Site A development is located on the site of the former Naval Air Station Alameda, which closed over 20 years ago. Alameda Point Partners (APP) is a joint venture led by Managing Partner Trammell Crow Residential (TCR)

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Start of Construction on $1 Billion Alameda Mixed-Use...

The City of Alameda and its private partner, Alameda Point Partners, LLC, today celebrated the groundbreaking of the first phase of the $1 billion mixed-use, transit-oriented waterfront development at the gateway to Alameda Point, called Site A. The 68-acre Site A development is located on the site of the former Naval Air Station Alameda, which closed over 20 years ago. Alameda Point Partners (APP) is a joint venture led by Managing Partner Trammell Crow Residential (TCR)