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Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Steyer Discuss Plans for America’s Infrastructure Future at Candidate Forum, Co-Hosted by ASCE

February 18, 2020

The first-ever presidential candidate forum on infrastructure was moderated by The Wall Street Journal, hosted by United for Infrastructure, on the UNLV campus. On Sunday, presidential candidates Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar and businessman Tom Steyer discussed the future of the nation’s infrastructure at “Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate...

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VP Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer to Participate in “Moving America Forward” Infrastructure Forum This Sunday in Las Vegas; Co-Hosted by ASCE

February 14, 2020

Candidate Forum at UNLV on Feb. 16, 2020, 2 PM PT, will be moderated by The Wall Street Journal’s Jerry Seib and Jeanne Cummings, broadcast and livestreamed by C-SPAN LAS VEGAS, Nev. Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and other hosts of Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and...

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Former Vice President Joe Biden Will Participate in “Moving America Forward” Forum This Sunday in Las Vegas; Co-Hosted by ASCE

February 12, 2020

Senator Klobuchar & Mayor Buttigieg already confirmed; Candidate Forum at UNLV on Feb. 16, 2020, 2 PM PT, to be moderated by The Wall Street Journal’s Jerry Seib and Jeanne Cummings, broadcasted and livestreamed by C-SPAN Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and other hosts of Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum...

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President Trump Proposes FY2021 Budget With $1 Trillion for Infrastructure

February 10, 2020

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

February 10, 2020

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

February 07, 2020

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

February 06, 2020

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

February 05, 2020

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

January 31, 2020

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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New ASCE Report Shows Industry has Made Progress in Managing Infrastructure Assets

January 30, 2020

Asset management has been around for decades, but how much are we using this practice when making smart investment decisions for our nation’s roads, bridges, water systems, and more – while minimizing the total cost of owning and operating those assets? A newly released report by ASCE this week examines the current practice of asset...

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