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President Trump Proposes FY2021 Budget With $1 Trillion for Infrastructure

On the heels of his 2020 State of the Union Address, President Trump released his election-year $4.8 trillion Fiscal Year(FY) 2021 budget request. While the President’s request is nonbinding, it does provide insight on the Administration’s priorities and how it would like Congress to allocate funds. Like previous budgets unveiled by President Trump, the FY21......

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ASCE Submits Public Comments to EPA’s Proposed Lead and Copper Rule

This week, ASCE submitted public comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Lead and Copper Rule; this is the first major update to the Lead and Copper Rule since 1991. It is widely recognized that any level of exposure to lead can have detrimental health impacts, and low income populations are more likely to......

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Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg Confirm Participation in Moving America Forward Forum, Co-Hosted by ASCE

Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and other hosts of Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America announced the first candidates to confirm participation in the upcoming forum on infrastructure. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg have confirmed they will participate in the......

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Clear Support Exists for Rigorous Professional Licensing to Protect the Public, According to New Survey

Across the nation, state legislatures are considering legislation that would weaken or eliminate professional licensing requirements for civil engineers and other technical professions. This means that the public’s health, safety, and welfare could be at risk. Imagine someone designing a bridge or building critical infrastructure projects like roads, airports, dams, and more – who does......

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Highway Trust Fund Remains in Trouble

As we  approach the expiration of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, both the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Congressional Budget Office (CBO)have issued reports highlighting the long-term financial health of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). First established in 1956, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is the federal fund that pays for bridges, roads,......

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House Democrats Unveil Infrastructure Framework

After much anticipation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA12),   Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR4), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ6), and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA1), introduced an infrastructure investment framework that would invest $760 billion over five years in our nation’s roads, bridges, transit and rail systems,......

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Colorado’s Infrastructure Earns a Mediocre Grade of “C-”

Colorado’s roads and bridges are sitting better than the national average, but funding is being stretched to modernize infrastructure with a growing population. Today at the Colorado State Capitol, the Colorado ASCE Section unveiled the full report card, giving 14 categories of infrastructure an overall ‘C-.’ Infrastructure categories included aviation, roads, bridges, energy, schools, hazardous......

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Where do the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Infrastructure?

As we inch closer to the caucuses, Democratic candidates are running out of time to release tangible policy solutions which focus on the issues that are most critical to the majority of Americans. One of those issues, which 90 percent of Americans support, continues to be the condition of our nation’s infrastructure. So far, four......

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EPA and USACE Release Final Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a finalized Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule named the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “Waters of the United States.”  This final rule comes after the agencies released a proposed rule in December 2018 to redefine the......

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