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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Presses Importance of Pre-Disaster Funding at Committee Hearing

As an Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee hearing yesterday on 21st Century Infrastructure quickly became chiefly devoted to the impacts of recent hurricanes, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) raised the increasing importance of finding ways to improve investments in pre-disaster infrastructure
Center for American Progress

5 Ways Congress Can Help to Rebuild Stronger and Safer Communities After Harvey

Congress must help communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey become more resilient to extreme weather, flooding, and other climate change risks, according to a new column from the Center for American Progress.
EPA

Logan River watershed receives portion of $1m grant for water quality improvement projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,004,260 to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 cooperative agreement. This grant is given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and groundwater in order to improve and protect water quality.
Center for American Progress

The Vulnerabilities of America’s Dangerously Insecure Election Infrastructure Can Be Addressed by Adopting 9...

America’s election infrastructure as it exists today is dangerously insecure and susceptible to hacking, machine malfunctioning, and Election Day disruption. But there are nine common-sense solutions that, if adopted, would address the vulnerabilities in the nation’s election infrastructure and strengthen the security of America’s elections, says a new issue brief published today by the Center for American Progress.
Natural Resources

Bishop Statement on Infrastructure Executive Order

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s executive order on establishing accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects
The White House

President Donald J. Trump Works to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

“Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, and railways gleaming across our very, very beautiful land.” – President Donald J. Trump
NARI

NARI stands behind new Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS) Act

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) strongly supports the introduction of S.1599, the Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills Act (BUILDS Act). With the widespread shortage of skilled labor in this country, NARI believes this legislation would provide much needed assistance to the many businesses in our industry impacted by the workforce shortage.
EPA

EPA Announces Funding of More Than $3.5 Million for DC Water Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is providing more than $3.5 million in funding to the District Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) for projects to control stormwater runoff and prevent pollution to District waterways.
GSA

GSA Awards 10 Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Contracts

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced awards for the new 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solution (EIS) contract. EIS is a government-wide contract that provides federal agencies with mission-critical telecommunications, infrastructure, and information technology services.
EPA

EPA awards Montana Department of Environmental Quality over $2M grant to protect water quality

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2,057,000 to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through two Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 grants. These grants are given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and groundwater in order to meet and maintain water quality standards.
Natural Resources

Committee Passes Bills to Spur Private Investment in Water Infrastructure, Increase Federal Transparency

The House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3281 (Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-CO), the “Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act,” and H.R. 2371 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-AZ), the “Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act.”
EPA

New EPA Tool Helps Communities Access More Than $10 Billion in Water Infrastructure Financing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Water Finance Clearinghouse, a web?based portal to help communities make informed financing decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs. The Clearinghouse provides communities with a searchable database with more than $10 billion in water funding sources and over 550 resources to support local water infrastructure projects.

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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.