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Trump puts price tag on infrastructure plan, calls for private sector investment

Trump puts price tag on infrastructure plan, calls for private sector investment

January 31, 2018 at 9:30 am 0 comments

In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed at least a $1.5 trillion investment in improvements to U.S. infrastructure, noting it as a top priority for his administration in the coming year while criticizing the current pace of needed construction projects. “I am askingRead More

What does the leaked White House infrastructure plan tell us?

What does the leaked White House infrastructure plan tell us?

January 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

An early draft of the White House’s proposed infrastructure improvement plan leaked last week. The draft reveals some details of a plan to revitalize U.S. water infrastructure, as well as improve transportation, land revitalization and Veteran’s Affairs facilities. First reported by Axios, the leaked six-page document titled “Funding Principles” appears toRead More

AMWA: White House seeks new revenue to pay for infrastructure package

AMWA: White House seeks new revenue to pay for infrastructure package

October 20, 2017 at 9:47 am 0 comments

The Trump administration is developing a “package of principles” for infrastructure investment legislation, White House staff told the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and other water sector stakeholders at an informational session earlier this month. According to AMWA, the legislation would incentivize the development of ongoing revenue streams to helpRead More

Lawmakers pan proposed EPA budget cuts

Lawmakers pan proposed EPA budget cuts

June 21, 2017 at 6:55 am 0 comments

The Trump Administration’s FY18 budget plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faced criticism from both sides of the aisle last week during an appropriations subcommittee hearing on the proposal. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said that while the administration favors “clean water and fixing our outdated infrastructure,” the agency is implementingRead More

EPA’s water funding programs maintain current levels amid Trump budget cuts

EPA’s water funding programs maintain current levels amid Trump budget cuts

May 30, 2017 at 7:15 am 0 comments

The FY18 budget plan released by President Donald Trump in May would reduce EPA funding by 31 percent across the board by slashing programs and cutting staff, but the plan would maintain current funding levels for the agency’s water infrastructure financing programs. The proposal marks just one step in a longRead More

FY17 Omnibus bill lifts WIFIA funding

FY17 Omnibus bill lifts WIFIA funding

May 8, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The $1.017 trillion omnibus appropriations bill signed in early May by President Donald Trump finalizes federal agency budgets for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year and removes the immediate threat of a government shutdown. The bill slightly reduces overall EPA appropriations, but also delivers fresh new funding for the Water InfrastructureRead More

AMWA: Trump tax plan doesn’t mention muni bond interest

AMWA: Trump tax plan doesn’t mention muni bond interest

May 1, 2017 at 10:40 am 0 comments

In April, the Trump Administration released a one-page outline of a tax code overhaul that it says will grow the economy, simplify tax filing and lower rates for businesses and middle-income families.  The outline does not definitively indicate whether or not municipal bond interest income would be subject to new taxation, thoughRead More

White House proposes EPA cuts in FY18 budget; SRF to increase

White House proposes EPA cuts in FY18 budget; SRF to increase

March 20, 2017 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Last week, the White House released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. As expected, the proposal includes severe cuts to government agencies but also expands support for some programs related to critical infrastructure. As proposed, the budget would lead to a 31 percent reduction in funding for the U.S.Read More

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

March 6, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump vowed to follow through on another key campaign promise when he announced during a recent address to Congress that he would ask for approval of a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan. However, Trump’s comments on increased infrastructure investment came just days after the White House outlined a FY18Read More

How could Trump’s EPA nominee affect water?

How could Trump’s EPA nominee affect water?

January 3, 2017 at 10:22 am 1 comment

In December, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If confirmed by Congress, Pruitt — a Republican and frequent opponent of President Obama’s environmental policies — would oversee the 15,000-employee agency and could undo several regulationsRead More