Federal Lawmaking

NACD Government Affairs Update on WOTUS

On December 30, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a final Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which will become effective 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. The new rule changes how the federal government determines which waters are subject…… Continue reading →

Breaking Down the Inflation Reduction Act

On Friday, August 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). Earlier that week, the U.S. Senate passed the IRA by a vote of 51-50. President Joe Biden then signed the bill into law on Tuesday, August 16. NACD applauded the bill's inclusion of historic investments to support conservation,…… Continue reading →

President Biden Releases FY23 Budget Proposal

The White House officially released their fiscal year 2023 (FY23) budget request on March 28, 2022.  The release of the President’s budget proposal which outlines the administration’s spending priorities, is the first step in the FY23 appropriations process. The proposal requests a $6 billion increase for discretionary spending at the United States Department of Agriculture…… Continue reading →

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding Opportunities: Hazard Mitigation and Resilience

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act recently passed both chambers of Congress and was signed into law by President Biden. The infrastructure package includes billions of dollars in investments for resilience of natural systems. NACD’s Government Affairs Team will be releasing a series of blog posts to break down funding opportunities for districts through the…… Continue reading →

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