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Minuteman Fund Helps Michigan Defend Contractual Legal Defenses
The brief asks the Court to recognize these important contractual defenses for engineers. Click Here for entire story.

Leadership Commitment Helps ACEC/Connecticut Achieve Fundraising Goal
PAC Champion George Jacobs of CME Engineering credited the ACEC/CT leadership for their “singular focus to support the PAC fundraising efforts.” Click Here for entire story.

ACEC, AASHTO Collaborate to Address DOT Audit Issues
FHWA announced a six-month extension of a 10-state pilot program testing a “safe harbor.” Click Here for entire story.

Congress Approves FAA Extension; Includes ACEC-Supported Infrastructure Investments
The House and Senate have cleared a bill to extend airport funding and other FAA programs through September 2017. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC's Strub, Raymond at White House with U.S. DOT Secretary, Other Officials for Transportation Policy Forum
ACEC Chairman Peter Strub, Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne, and ACEC President/CEO Dave Raymond participated in a roundtable discussion with U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx. Click Here for entire story.

House, Senate Make Progress on ACEC-Backed Energy Bill
House and Senate negotiators took a major step forward this week in their effort to develop a consensus energy package that could be signed into law this year. Click Here for entire story.

House Committee Urges USAID to Use American Engineering Firms
ACEC was successful this week in securing language in the 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. Click Here for entire story.

USDA Announces $49 Million Public-Private Investment to Improve Critical Wetlands in 12 States
"These are high impact projects that will ensure our land and water resources are healthy now and for the next generation," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Click Here for entire story.

U.S. DOT Awards More Than $49 Million in Pipeline Safety Grants to States
“The Federal/state partnership is the cornerstone of the national pipeline safety program,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Click Here for entire story.

Congress Poised to Clear FAA Extension; Current Funding Expires on July 15
The House may vote on the bill later this week, with Senate action to follow. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC Works with Senate Republicans to Spur Action on Water Legislation
A majority of Senate Republicans have signed a letter calling on Senate leaders to schedule a vote on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Click Here for entire story.

Delaware Meets ACEC/PAC Goal "to Get Dollars Out to Campaigns"
ACEC/Delaware reached its annual ACEC/PAC fundraising goal this week, marking the 10th straight year that the state has hit its PAC target. Click Here for entire story.

U.S. DOT Announces First FASTLANE Grants
The grants were created in the FAST Act to support the new Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program. Click Here for entire story.

House Unveils Blueprint for Tax Reform; ACEC to Submit Comments
ACEC is currently reviewing the plan, which calls for reducing the top corporate rate to 20%, the top rate for pass-through businesses to 25%, and the individual rate to 33%. Click Here for entire story.

Lawmakers Negotiating Extension of FAA Funding, Programs
House and Senate committee leaders are reportedly finalizing plans to extend airport funding and other FAA programs into 2017. Click Here for entire story.

Montana Reaches ACEC/PAC Goal Early To "Keep Our Allies in Congress"
"Keeping ACEC/PAC well-funded is essential to keeping our allies in Congress, especially in an election year.” Click Here for entire story.

President Obama Signs Pipeline Safety Bill
President Obama signed last week the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016. Click Here for entire story.


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