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2016 ACEC Annual Convention Fact Sheets:

Member Action Needed to Promote House Action on WRDA
ACEC members are urged to call on their Representatives to support passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Click Here for entire story.

ACEC Calls for Full Transportation Funding in 2017
ACEC urged Congress this week to approve a spending package for Fiscal Year 2017 that meets the funding commitments of the FAST Act. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC, Coalition Urge Congress to Extend Tax Incentives
ACEC and a broad business coalition have written to congressional leaders urging the extension of several key tax provisions before they expire at the end of 2016. Click Here for entire story.

Federal Advocacy Successes Spur ACEC/New Mexico to ACEC/PAC Goal
ACEC/PAC Champion Dawn Tibbetts, who is also ACEC/NM’s Executive Director, has worked hard to create a culture of supporting ACEC/PAC. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC/Florida Supports Representative Mica
Representative John Mica (R-FL), who sits on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, met with ACEC/Florida members this week. Click Here for entire story.

FHWA Releases Reports on Information Modeling for Bridges; Strategic Bike/Pedestrian Guidance
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released two new reports. Click Here for entire story.

Senate Poised to Pass ACEC-Backed WRDA Bill; Includes QBS for State Revolving Fund Projects
Companion legislation awaits floor consideration in the House. Final action on WRDA is expected after Election Day. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC Testifies Against Blacklisting and Other Onerous Regulations
James Hoffman, president of Summer Consultants in McLean, VA., said "Bad actors are only 0.1 percent of the total contracting force...the rule fixes a problem that doesn't exist." Click Here for entire story.

Illinois Meets ACEC/PAC Goal, Keeps On Rolling
ACEC/IL's efforts are led by a trio of PAC Champions: Chip Craddock of Clark Dietz, Inc., John O’Neill of Michael Baker International, and Mark Harms of SCI Engineering. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC/North Carolina Supports Representative Rouzer
Representative David Rouzer (R-NC), a member of the House T&I Committee, meets with ACEC/North Carolina President Stephanie Hachem of Kimley-Horn. Click Here for entire story.

Senate Begins Floor Debate on ACEC-Backed WRDA Bill; Member Action Needed
ACEC members are urged to call for their Senators to support passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), an ACEC priority that authorizes federal funds for new Corps of Engineers projects and other critical water infrastructure needs. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC/Kentucky Welcomes New Executive Director; Mounts Legislative Push During August Recess
ACEC/Kentucky hosted members of the state's Congressional delegation at the Kentucky Engineering Center in Frankfort. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC/Nevada Educates Members on How ACEC/PAC Works; Reaches 2016 Fundraising Goal
“We did a better job this election cycle of educating our members on how ACEC/PAC works,” said PAC Champion Ruedy Edgington. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC/California Supports Representative Vargas
Representative Juan Vargas (D-CA), a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, meets with ACEC/CA firm members. Click Here for entire story.



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