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Senator Murkowski Praises ACEC for Pivotal Role in Passage of Senate Energy Bill
Hailing the engineering industry for its ability to solve problems, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said, "We need more engineers in the United States Senate." Click Here for entire story.

Former State DOT Secretaries Lay Out Strategies for Increasing Highway Funding
Three former state DOT secretaries, who now work for Member Firms, shared their unique perspectives on how the industry can better partner with transportation agencies and win increased funding at the state level. Click Here for entire story.

Convention Lobbying Effort Contributes to Senate Passage of FAA Reauthorization and Energy Bill
Hundreds of ACEC members converged on Capitol Hill to urge support for the measures. Both bills passed by broad, bipartisan majorities. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC and Department of Veterans Affairs Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Construction and Facilities Management (OCFM) sign a memorandum of understanding during last week's ACEC Convention. Click Here for entire story.

South Carolina, Tennessee Reach 2016 ACEC/PAC Goals
ACEC/Tennessee has met its annual ACEC/PAC fundraising goal for the thirteenth consecutive year; and ACEC/South Carolina has hit it for the twelfth straight year. Click Here for entire story.

Council Supports Energy-Efficiency Tax Deduction
ACEC and a coalition of business organizations have asked Congress to extend the Section 179D energy-efficient commercial buildings tax deduction. Click Here for entire story.

Senate Begins Debate on FAA Reauthorization, Includes ACEC-Supported Funding Increase
The bill features an ACEC-backed $400-million boost in Airport Improvement Program funding for FY2017—a 12 percent increase. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC Continues Advocacy Against Salary Threshold Increases in Proposed Overtime Pay Rule
ACEC members have the opportunity to highlight this important issue with their Members of Congress during the upcoming ACEC Annual Convention. Click Here for entire story.

ACEC Opposes Provision in EEOC Pay Data Proposal
ACEC submitted comments to the EEOC opposing a proposed requirement that all firms with 100 or more employees submit pay data from W-2 forms. Click Here for entire story.

USDA to Invest $103 Million in Dam, Watershed Projects
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $103 million in 19 states through its Watershed Rehabilitation Program. Click Here for entire story.

DOT Secretary Foxx Seeks to Make Transportation Projects More Inclusive
Secretary Foxx's plan calls for transportation officials to consider three principles when considering a transportation project. Click Here for entire story.

Council Active on Many Fronts for "Private Client" Firms
ACEC is working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to modify proposed new cybersecurity requirements. Click Here for entire story.



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