Government Advocacy Coordinating Committee

 

PURPOSE:

The committee provides advocacy direction and guidance for the development of the governmental affairs programs of the Council; provides oversight of all governmental affairs committees to maximize effective efforts and to ensure consistency of positions.

 

2017-2018 GOALS:

  1. Oversee the effective implementation of the ACEC 2017-2018 legislative agenda.
  2. Work with the new Administration and Congress to promote passage of major infrastructure legislation that includes provisions for public and private investment; support passage of an FAA reauthorization bill, WRDA and related water infrastructure initiatives, as well as funding for critical infrastructure accounts in the ongoing budget and appropriations process.
  3. Identify and promote adoption of regulatory reform measures to benefit the engineering industry.
  4. Develop and implement advocacy goals directed at independent agencies.
  5. Provide input to support various communications/PR efforts — through ACEC and in partnership with coalition allies — to promote the value and benefit of infrastructure investment.
  6. Carry out an effective international agenda to expand market opportunities abroad.
  7. Develop and implement an aggressive energy, industrial and private client oriented agenda.
  8. Achieve PAC fundraising goals and maintain $1 million/year pace.
  9. Review ACEC Congressional Scorecard for 2017-2018 to ensure that it reflects the key issues affecting the industry.
  10. Promote engineering industry priorities in tax reform legislation, as well as engage on a specific tax issues impacting firms (such as use of the R&D tax credit and tax incentives to promote the design of energy efficient buildings.)

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