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Senate Committee Releases 2018 Water Resources Bill – House Bill Expected Next Week - May 10, 2018 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Tuesday, May 8 released its version of the 2018 water resources legislation.  Titled “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018,” the legislation is the Senate Committee’s version of a water resources development bill (known as WRDA) for 2018.  The bill authorizes policies and projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and includes a number of provisions to make the Corps processes more transparent. 
NAFSMA Flood Risk Resiliency Roundtable NAFSMA members are urged to participate in the association’s upcoming one-day Flood Risk Resiliency Roundtable, which will be held in San Antonio at the Menger Hotel on Thursday, May 31, 2018. The registration for the one-day session is only $125 and travel stipends are available for  those public agencies who are travelling to the event (one stipend per agency).  The invitation to the Roundtable is attached and online registration is available at 
NAFSMA Submits Final Comments on Section 408 EC - April 9, 2018 Attached are NAFSMA’s final comments submitted to the Corps on Friday addressing the new draft EC on Section 408.  The comments will also be available on the NAFSMA website.  Many thanks to all of those members who helped develop and finalize these important comments.  NAFSMA 408 EC Final Comments
Spending Bill Enacted Through Sept 30 - NFIP Authorized Through July 31, 2018 The House by a vote of 256 to 167 yesterday, and the Senate by a vote of 65-32 early this morning, approved a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the federal government through the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30.  The bill was sent to the Oval Office and now awaits signature by President Trump.  Without enactment of the omnibus bill by midnight tonight, the federal government would shut down.
NAFSMA Alert - House and Senate Pass Two Week Federal Funding Bill - NFIP Also Extended to December 22 The House and Senate today approved a two-week continuing resolution (H. J. Res. 123) to keep the federal government funded through December 22, 2017.  The bill also extends the current authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program through the same period.  
NAFSMA Regulatory Alert - Last EPA Listening Session on WOTUS is Tuesday, Nov 21
The House by a vote of 237 to 189 today approved H.R. 2874 – The 21st Century Flood Reform Bill.  The Senate has not yet taken action on reauthorizing the NFIP, which is set to expire on December unless a reauthorization package is enacted.  The White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy yesterday supporting the substitute amendment to H.R. 2874 which was voted on in the House today.  Senate Armed Services Committee Approves ASA (CW) Nominee
NAFSMA Legislative Alert - House NFIP Reform Update NAFSMA Members - The issue of the Congressional Budget Office scoring of H.R. 2874 seems to have been resolved and the House Rules Committee is set to consider the 21st Century Flood Reform Act tonight at 5 p.m.  If the Rules Committee clears the bill, it can be put on the schedule for consideration by the full House of Representatives.  It's important to note that Tax Reform is also expected on the House floor this week. 
2017 Annual Meeting Presentations, Charleston S.C.
NAFSMA Submits Comments on Corps EC to Implement Floodplain Management EO 13690 NAFSMA submitted comments on April 29 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on the draft engineering circular (EC) released for review in December 2016.  Comments had originally been due on January 30th, however, the comment period was extended to May 1, 2017.


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