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Legislative Successes, Members Making Headlines, Policy Reports, State Report Cards and More: ASCE Gives Thanks to Our Members

*Kevin Longley, Alexa Lopez, and Maria Matthews contributed to this blog  As 2020 comes to a close, ASCE Government Relations is thankful for its wonderful community of 150,000 members who work diligently to ensure the safety, efficiency, and modernization of our nation’s roads, bridges, drinking and wastewater systems, utilities, and more every day. The work......

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The International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure focuses on growth and COP26 at its first anniversary

One year ago, global leaders from mayors to civil engineers and engineering organizations joined forces to identify the biggest barriers to infrastructure adaptation and resilience, and to understand how the engineering community could act as a catalyst for action, which came to fruition as the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI). Leaders from across the......

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FCC Votes to Put Car Safety Technology at Risk

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to redeploy airwaves that we’ve had for 21 years for the purposes of developing a vehicle safety system that is on its way to becoming a reality, despite efforts from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), AASHTO, state DOTs, the auto industry, ASCE, ITS America,  and others to......

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Senate Appropriators Introduce Fiscal Year 2021 Spending Bills

While the House passed their bills earlier this year, Senate Appropriators this week introduced all 12 spending bills for fiscal year (FY) 2021. These spending bills come as Congress enters the lame-duck session and need to avert a potential government shutdown as we near the December 11 deadline. While House Appropriators included COVID-19 supplemental funding,......

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What does a Biden-Harris Administration Mean for Infrastructure?

The yearlong election marathon ended Saturday, November 7 when former Vice President Joe Biden was projected the 46th president of the United States, with Senator Kamala Harris to serve as the next Vice President. This historic election took place at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, with COVID-19 cases soaring across the country –......

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Infrastructure Wins on the Ballot

While states still count votes to determine the Presidency and control of the Senate, what has become clear is that infrastructure investment remains a priority for voters. After some uncertainty over whether the COVID-19 pandemic would affect plans for infrastructure investment ballot measures, many states and localities did stick with their plans to bring many of these......

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Election 2020 and Beyond

With the election next week, Congress is starting to look to the lame duck session and the agenda for the 117th Congress. No matter the results of the election, Congress has several items that need to be addressed this year, including passing a Water Resources Development Act and finalizing the next COVID-19 recovery package, which......

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In Oregon and Beyond, Vote for Water in November

*This post is written by Greg DiLoreto, P.E.,  P.L.S., ASCE Past President regarding the 6th Annual Imagine a Day Without Water and Oregon ballot measure 3-562 on wastewater infrastructure Our country has faced an enormous public health crisis from COVID-19. Throughout this emergency, water and wastewater systems kept the water flowing in homes, hospitals, and......

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