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ACEC Supports Chao At Confirmation Hearing
“She’s a solid choice to head the new Administration’s effort to move major infrastructure legislation this year,” said ACEC President/CEO Dave Raymond. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC/PAC Tops $1 Million in 2016; 41 States Make Record Year
ACEC/PAC raised $1,010,433 in 2016, a record annual total propelled by 41 state organizations reaching their fundraising goals. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC Urges Congress to Protect Municipal Bonds
Several budget and tax reform proposals in recent years have suggested capping or eliminating the interest tax exemption. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC-Backed WIFIA Provides $1 Billion in Credit Assistance for Water Projects
ACEC strongly supported the creation of WIFIA, which provides water clients with another source of low-cost financing to support major water projects. Click Here for entire story.

Massachusetts, North Carolina, and South Dakota Hit Fundraising Targets; ACEC/PAC Nears $1 Million
Three more states met their PAC goals this week: ACEC/Massachusetts, ACEC/North Carolina, and ACEC/South Dakota, bringing the total number of states at goal for 2016 to 29. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC/Nebraska Supports Congressman-Elect Don Bacon
Congressman-Elect Don Bacon (R-NE) met with ACEC/Nebraska leadership last week. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC/North Carolina's Irvin Helps to Write Disaster Relief Legislation
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed the Disaster Recovery Act of 2016 into law last week providing $201 million to help communities recover from Hurricane Matthew and wildfires. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC/PAC Closes in on $1 Million in 2016 Fundraising
“I can’t emphasize strongly enough how important our ACEC/PAC fundraising efforts are to our federal advocacy programs," said ACEC President/CEO Dave Raymond. Click Here for entire story.

Congress Clears ACEC-Supported Water Resources Bill
House and Senate leaders passed a major ACEC-backed water infrastructure bill in the closing hours of 2016 legislative session. Click Here for entire story.

Innovative Fundraising Raffle Helps Arkansas Reach ACEC/PAC Goal
To help ACEC/AR meet its goal, PAC Champion Jeff Geurian of CEI Engineering donated a drone as an in-kind contribution. Click Here for entire story.

Commission Outlines Strategy to Build 21st Century Michigan Infrastructure
ACEC/Michigan Executive Director Ron Brenke was one of the 27 members of the commission, which was created by Governor Rick Snyder in March. Click Here for entire story.

FHWA Clears Final Rule to Let State DOTs Widely Use CM/GC Project Delivery Method
The rule, which goes into effect on January 3, 2017, allows project designers to tap the know-how of actual builders during the design phase. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC-Backed WRDA Bill, along with Continuing Resolution, on the Table as Congress Wraps Up this Week
Congress will make a last-ditch effort to push through the ACEC-supported Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) before the end of the session on Friday. Click Here for entire story.

Iowa Strikes ACEC/PAC Gold for Eighth Year
"We actively encouraged our members to support ACEC/PAC and we’re proud to be part of the record setting effort for 2016," said Iowa PAC Champion David Moeller. Click Here for entire story.

Conference Promotes Partnership Between ACEC/South Carolina and South Carolina DOT
ACEC/South Carolina meets with South Carolina's Department of Transportation Secretary. Click Here for entire story.

FHWA Guide Highlights Flexible Roadway Design as Critical to Safer Streets
The FHWA has released a new guide designed to help states, local governments, and transit agencies get the most use from road infrastructure. Click Here for entire story.

OSHA Releases Safety Recommendations Guide for Construction
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a new guide to provide employers with new resources to help create safer work spaces. Click Here for entire story.


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