Congress Approves Billions of Dollars in Construction Funding

Congress passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations bill – which the president is expected to sign into law – that increases military construction spending by 2.4 percent, and boosts Corps of Engineers funding 11 percent, the most Congress has ever appropriated to the agency, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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NSSGA Pounces On Proposed Clean Water Act Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. The proposed rule will “benefit businesses by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the Clean Water Act,” the agencies said. The agencies are launching a robust outreach effort over…

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