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Financial Services Committee

House Passes Bill to Expand Housing Options for Individuals Recovering From Opioid Addiction

On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 5735, the Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act of 2018, or the THRIVE Act by a vote of 230-173. The opioid crisis strikes the hearts of communities around the nation. By using federal resources more efficiently and effectively, including housing programs, Congress can better address the needs of individuals recovering from opioid addiction.
FTC

FTC Requires Construction Company CRH plc to Divest Facilities in Montana, Nebraska and Kansas...

The Federal Trade Commission will require Dublin, Ireland-based construction company CRH plc to divest facilities in three states as part of a settlement resolving charges that CRH’s $3.5 billion acquisition of its Kansas-based competitor Ash Grove Cement Company is anticompetitive and violates federal antitrust law.

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF $75,000 IN FUNDING FOR...

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) today announced the availability of up to $75,000 in grant funding for projects that help reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to File Amendments to Strike All Anti-D.C. Riders from Committee-Passed D.C. Appropriations Bill

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said she will file amendments to strike all five anti-home-rule riders from the House fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, which was passed by the House Appropriations Committee last night, when it goes to the House floor.

VA 15563 – SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Virginia Affected by Apartment...

Virginia businesses and residents affected by the Forest Glen Senior Apartment Complex Fire in Centreville on May 2, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces $103 Million Investment in Affordable Housing

Mayor Bowser today announced the selection of nine projects that will produce or preserve housing for more than 1,700 residents—including seniors and residents experiencing homelessness—with approximately $103 million in funding from DC Government.
DOI

Cameron (Cam) Sholly Named Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park

National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith announced the selection of Cameron (Cam) Sholly to be the new Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. "As a veteran of the National Park Service, Cam has a track record of working with local communities and Tribes on important wildlife and conservation work
DOE

Department of Energy Seeks Feedback on Regulatory Barriers to Hydrogen Infrastructure

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced increased collaboration with stakeholders to reduce regulatory barriers on the development of hydrogen infrastructure. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons announced a new Request for Information (RFI) to foster this united effort with industry.
DOI

Secretary Zinke and Blackfeet Nation Chairman Barnes Sign Documents Implementing the Blackfeet Water Rights...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Blackfeet Nation Chairman Harry Barnes today signed documents implementing the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement of 2016 and the accompanying Blackfeet Water Compact, which resolve a decades-long battle by the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana to protect its water rights while also accommodating state and federal water requirements.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Introduce Bill to Repeal Redundant, Anti-Home-Rule Federal Law Prohibiting a Person in...

As part of her effort to rid federal law of anti-home-rule provisions, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that she will introduce a bill to repeal a redundant 1997 federal law that makes it a crime for a person in the District of Columbia to obstruct any bridge connecting D.C. and Virginia. The District already had and continues to have its own local law prohibiting obstructing a bridge in the District.
USDOJ

Former President of Hartford Nonprofit Arrested for Stealing from HUD Programs

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN F. HARVIN, 53, of New Haven, was arrested today on a criminal complaint charging him with wire fraud and theft from programs receiving federal funds.
DOI

Secretary Zinke Announces over $61 Million for States to Support Parks and Outdoor Recreation

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that $61.6 million in revenues available through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) will be distributed to the 50 states, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants that support outdoor recreation and conservation projects.
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Murkowski Welcomes DOE Awards for Alaska Projects

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today welcomed the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement that two Alaska projects will receive a total of $3.6 million to support the development of innovative marine energy technologies.
EPA

U.S. EPA awards $500,000 to clean up contaminated properties in Humboldt County

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Humboldt County, Calif., will receive $500,000 to reduce lead exposure from paint and soil as part of an ongoing community revitalization effort. Humboldt County is one of 33 successful, existing Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grantees across the nation receiving a combined total of about $15.7 million in additional funding.
Natural Resources

Bishop Statement on House Passage of Energy, Water Appropriations Bill

House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) today issued the following statement on the passage of the 2019 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill (H.R. 5895) by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Westminster CO

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of New Dunkin’ Donuts and Bank...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of a new construction, freestanding, multi-tenant retail building at 13591 Huron Street in Westminster, Colorado.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Kathy Kraninger Unfit to be Top Consumer Watchdog, Senate Panel Should...

Kathy Kraninger, the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate Director and President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is scheduled to have her nomination hearing tomorrow before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.