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Investing in Aging Water Infrastructure: Exponential Potential and the Cost of Inaction

A hidden network of pipes and pumps ensure water flows through homes and businesses, but people often take these critical systems for granted. This month, our organizations, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Value of Water Campaign (VOW), partnered on a new economic report that quantifies water infrastructure investment and what happens......

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State DOTs Adjust Relief Request Amid Updated Projections

With persisting stay-at-home orders across the nation, severe revenue losses including sharp declines in dedicated user fee revenues, continue to be felt across state departments of transportation (DOT). As a result, the ability of state DOTs to carry out their core functions, including capital construction programs, is under threat.  Through imposed furloughs and either delaying......

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Joe Biden Proposes $2 Trillion Clean Energy and Infrastructure Plan

Democratic presumptive nominee, Joe Biden unveiled the second pillar of his Build Back Better economic recovery plan with a  $2 trillion clean energy and infrastructure plan, focused on speeding up the transition to cleaner energy for transportation and buildings in addition to prioritizing environmental justice. On Tuesday, July 14, near his home in Wilmington, Delaware,......

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Civil Engineers Commend House T&I Committee for Bipartisan Advancement of 2020 Water Resources and Development Act

The following is a statement by K.N. Gunalan “Guna,” Ph.D., P.E., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on H.R. 7575 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, passed out of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today: “Our nation’s water resources systems – levees, dams, inland waterways, and ports—are critical for keeping the......

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House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Advances Water Resources Development Act of 2020

This week, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure introduced and passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, H.R. 7575.  The bill is expected to receive a full House vote the week of July 27. Earlier this spring, the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works passed their WRDA bill, the bipartisan......

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ASCE UNVEILS NEW INFRASTRUCTURE GAMECHANGERS

And sometimes, there’s good news. While many projects across the country are at a standstill due to budgetary constraints, while others have been able to move forward with less traffic on the road – all as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to also recognize the innovative and exciting engineering projects and programs......

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FY21 Appropriations Bills Pass Out of House Commerce, Justice, Science and as Labor, HHS, Education Subcommittees

Two more Appropriations bills have joined the rush of FY 2021 funding bills working their way through the House Appropriations Committee. The Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies and the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies both completed work on their respective funding bills this week and each......

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House FY21 Homeland Security, Interior & Environment, and Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bills on the Move

This week, several subcommittees within the House Committee on Appropriations marked up Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations bills. All 12 appropriations bills must pass both chambers of Congress and be signed into law by September 30, 2020 in order to avoid a government shutdown. In recent years, Congress has not been able to pass the appropriations......

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House Appropriators Markup FY2021 Transportation Spending Bill

On the heels of the House passing the Moving Forward Act last week, Chairman David Price (D-NC4) and the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies marked up and passed their spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The legislation provides $75.9 billion in total discretionary spending – a......

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Civil Engineers respond to House passage of $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, Moving Forward Act; continues call for bipartisanship

The following is a statement by K.N. Gunalan “Guna,” Ph.D., P.E., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in response to the House passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act: Today, the House of Representatives prioritized modern, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure as part of America’s recovery. We commend the House for making infrastructure investment a......

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