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SCHUMER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP: ANY INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE CONSIDERED IN THE NEW CONGRESS MUST INCLUDE...

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer sent a letter today to President Trump telling him that Senate Democrats expect a number of policies to address climate change to be included in any future infrastructure bill. Schumer’s letter to the president provides a list of policies designed to combat climate change that can and should be included in any infrastructure package in the next Congress, including
NHC

Strong FHA audit indicates now is the time to fix FHA’s infrastructure, reverse mortgage...

The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) 2018 audit report on the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) is another step on the road to full recovery from the housing crisis. However, the report also noted continued losses in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, the leading driver of FHA losses.
Center for American Progress

5 Ways the New Congress Should Support Resilient Infrastructure Designed to Handle Severe Weather,...

When the new Congress considers upgrading the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, lawmakers must do so in ways that help states and localities plan for the effects of more extreme weather and other climate change threats, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress.

WSSC Responds to Sanitary Sewer Overflow at Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station and Wastewater...

Heavy Rain Causes Overflow at Broad Creek / Blockage in Pipe Causes Spill at Piscataway. Heavy rainfall today led to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow at WSSC’s Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station, located at 10315 Livingston Road in Fort Washington.
EPA

EPA invites projects in California, Arizona to apply for WIFIA water infrastructure loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 12 projects in California and one project in Arizona to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. A total of 39 projects have been invited to apply nationwide

New Green Infrastructure Training Opportunity Available

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is partnering with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to adapt and deliver the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) curriculum to professionals responsible for the land management and maintenance and operations of municipal parks throughout the country.
DOE

Energy Department Announces Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Its Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII) Designation...

Building on the Administration’s commitment to improving the resiliency, reliability, and security of the nation’s electricity delivery system, the Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the upcoming publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) introducing administrative procedures to implement DOE’s designation authority for Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII).
NIBS

Pew, Institute to Host Webinar on Case for Building Stronger, Smarter Infrastructure

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Institute of Building Sciences will host a joint webinar, The Business Case for Building Stronger, Smarter Infrastructure, on Tuesday, October 30, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET.
DOI

Secretary Zinke Applauds President Trump’s Memorandum on Western Water

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke cheered President Trump’s memorandum on western water. The memorandum directs the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce to work together to deliver western communities the water supplies they need to irrigate millions of acres of farmland and provide water and power to millions of Americans.
Mercy Housing

GRAND OPENING OF NATALIE GUBB COMMONS BRINGS 190 AFFORDABLE HOMES TO SAN FRANCISCO’S TRANSBAY...

Mercy Housing and Mayor London Breed celebrated the opening of 190 affordable family apartments in Natalie Gubb Commons.  The affordable homes were developed as part of the Transbay Redevelopment Project Area, spearheaded by the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII).

Ten U.S. Communities Awarded Grant Funding to Support Green Infrastructure Projects

Today, as part of the Great Urban Parks Campaign, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) awarded grant funding totaling $2 million to support green infrastructure projects in 10 U.S. communities. These communities join cities, such as Atlanta, Georgia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

BLM ANNOUNCES INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT COPPER BASIN DUNES OHV AREA

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office will begin an infrastructure improvement project to enhance recreational use at the Copper Basin Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area in October. The work will include repairing, sealing and striping the parking lot and reconstructing an access road
DOE

Department of Energy Announces Investment to Improve Resilience and Reliability of the Nation’s Energy...

The U.S. the Department of Energy (DOE) released a $5.8 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the research and development (R&D) of advanced tools and controls that will improve the resilience and reliability of the nation’s power grid. Under this FOA, DOE’s Office of Electricity (OE) Transmission Reliability Program will seek applications that explore the use of big data
USDA

USDA Partners to Improve Water and Wastewater Infrastructure for More than 442,000 Rural Americans...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $392 million (PDF, 238 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 42 states.

House Passes Water Resources Bill that Benefits National Park Waterways and Restoration Projects Across...

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), also known as the water resources bill, to advance projects that maintain and restore the nation’s waterways and water infrastructure, including several projects critical to improving the health of waterways in and around America’s national parks.

McMorris Rodgers Supports America’s Water Infrastructure

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, sponsored by the Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster.
DOI

Interior Releases Finding of No Significant Impact for Central North Dakota Water Supply Project

The Bureau of Reclamation has completed the environmental assessment (EA) and released the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Central North Dakota Water Supply Project.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Requests Joint Hearing to Examine Proposal to Relocate Two USDA Agencies Out of...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee to hold a joint hearing to examine the legality of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposal to dismantle existing USDA agencies by moving the Economic Research
EPA

U.S. EPA, Orange County Water District to announce multi-million dollar WIFIA loan to expand...

Tomorrow, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Mike Stoker will be joined by Orange County Water District (OWCD) Board President Denis Bilodeau to announce the closure of a multi-million dollar Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan.
EPA

EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge Invites Students to Address Stormwater Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its seventh annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition open to colleges and universities across the country.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Investec Announces Acquisition of The Esplanade Shopping Center in Oxnard

Investec Real Estate Companies, specializing in the acquisition, development, management and leasing of retail properties in California, is pleased to announce its newest acquisition, The Esplanade Shopping Center in Oxnard, California. The 356,864-­­ square-foot shopping center is anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods

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SECRETARY CARSON TO LEAD WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and named U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson.