The 114th Congress closed out its term by passing two important pieces of legislation will help local officials combat major issues facing America’s cities. Following House action last week, the Senate passed the FY2017 continuing resolution, which contains $500 million in additional funding to help communities respond to the opioid epidemic, last Friday. On Saturday, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act passed the Senate, authorizing $9 billion for flood prevention, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The bills, in tandem, also provide much-needed aid to the City of Flint, Michigan, to address the ongoing drinking water crisis.