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Government Affairs

The APWA Government Affairs team advocates for the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure, water and waste water infrastructure, public utilities, emergency response services, and the many basic needs essential to every thriving community. Stay informed on important advocacy issues and learn how to make your voice heard in government policy-making decisions.

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Washington Report

Get the latest national legislative and regulatory news affecting public works and public works professionals.

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Public Policy Priorities

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Take Action

Need some ideas for how to advocate for public works? Watch the GAC Tips and Tricks video for advice on getting involved, then access the APWA Legislative Action Center to contact your elected officials, sign up to receive advocacy alerts and more.

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Tell Your Story

Every member has a story. Share your successes, challenges, and experiences educating and advocating for public works in your community.

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Public Works Research

Explore research reports from National Journal, each containing valuable data and information on the public works workforce, the impact of major public works-related legislation and more.

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Advocacy Letters and Communications

Read APWA letters to Congress and federal agencies regarding public works issues and legislation.

House Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus

View current members of the bipartisan caucus, and encourage your representative to join.

Legislative Glossary

Make sense of commonly used legislative words and phrases with these easy-to-understand explanations.

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