Fact Sheets

118th Congress (2023-2024)

NUCA Fact Sheet:  A synopsis of NUCA's Washington legislative and regulatory program. Suitable for legislators, staff and media seeking a quick background or description of NUCA and the American utility construction industry. (PDF, April 2023) 

NUCA Wants You To Spread The Word Online: Help spread the word online about NUCA and our many industry programs! (PDF, February 2024)

Water & Wastewater Investment: Half of the FY2024 Interior/Environment appropriations reductions to the EPA mistakenly come from two critical construction funds that build the Nation's water and wastewater systems. NUCA seeks their quick reversal by Congress before catastrophy strikes thousands of U.S. communities. (PDF, November 2023)‚Äč

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Implementation: The billions of dollars found in the 2021 infrastructure law should be carefully managed investments in the future of American water and wastewater infrastructure. (PDF, April 2023)

Workforce Development / Labor: The construction industry is facing a labor shortage over the next several years, and seeks to promote more workforce development programs and initiatives. (PDF, April 2023)

Lead Pipe Replacement: 6.1 million lead service lines remain in use in U.S. cities and should be replaced immediately for improved public health. (PDF, April 2023)

Private Activity Bonds (PABs): Billions of dollars could be made available for infrastructure funding if federal legislation initiates regulatory changes to private activity bond state volume caps. (PDF, April 2023)


117th Congress (2021-2022)

Broadband Infrastructure Deployment: An expanded Universal Service Fund base is needed to deliver faster Internet and data services to more Americans dependent on the Internet for their employment. (PDF, October 2021)

Surface Transportation Reauthorization: NUCA members also build and repair highway, rail, and port infrastructure. Congress reauthorized the nation's primary surface transportation law (FAST Act) in late 2021. (PDF, May 2021)


116th Congress (2019-2020)

Infrastructure in Recovery Legislation: Investments in American water and wastewater infrastructure will deliver economic and public health benefits to every community. (PDF, Sept. 2020)

Pipeline Safety Legislation: The industry's extensive "safety of culture" is already found throughout our operations, but damage prevention enforcement needs stronger reporting requirements. (PDF, Sept. 2020)

Broadband Infrastructure Deployment: FCC broadband policy affects the U.S. utility construction industry. An expanded Universal Service Fund base is needed to deliver faster Internet and data services to more Americans. (PDF, Sept. 2020)

Legislative Summary - PAID LEAVE: A comprehensive summary of the new national paid leave requirements in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). (PDF, March 2020)

115th Congress (2017-2018)

These are policy documents from NUCA’s 2018 Washington Summit, which contain background information on our continuing priority issues.