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.

 

2019-2020 GOALS:

  1. Oversee the effective implementation of the ACEC 2019-2020 legislative agenda.
  2. Work with the Administration and the new Congress to promote passage of major infrastructure legislation that includes provisions for sustainable and growing public investment, as well as incentives for private investment; support passage of a FAST Act 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 carry strategic communications initiatives that build the profile of ACEC and support the organization’s advocacy agenda.
  5. Carry out an effective international agenda to expand market opportunities abroad.
  6. Develop and implement an aggressive energy, industrial and private client- oriented agenda.
  7. Achieve PAC fundraising goals and maintain $1 million/year pace.
  8. Review ACEC Congressional Scorecard for 2019-2020 to ensure that it reflects the key issues affecting the industry.
  9. Defend engineering industry priorities in the implementation of the 2017 tax reform law, as well as specific 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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