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ADVOCACY Results
July 9, 2020
Grassroots Lobbying in the Time of COVID-19

Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) (center), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, met with ACEC Louisiana members this week to discuss an infrastructure-based economic recovery package.

July 2, 2020
ACEC Statement on the Passage of H.R.2

Infrastructure investment will drive our recovery and America’s engineering firms are ready to design the transportation networks necessary to meet the demands of the ‘new normal.’

July 2, 2020
House Passes $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed its five-year, $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act. The final vote was largely along party lines, 233-188, with three Republicans voting yes and two Democrats voting no.

June 26, 2020
ACEC Advocacy SVP Steve Hall Highlights Key Provisions in Moving Forward Act

Next week, the House is scheduled to vote on a $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment package. ACEC Senior Vice President Steve Hall breaks down the key provisions in the Moving Forward Act.

June 19, 2020
ACEC Works to Defeat Harmful Insourcing Amendments to House Transportation Bill

The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee approved on Thursday the INVEST in America Act, the five-year, $494 billion reauthorization of federal highway, transit, and rail programs.

June 11, 2020
Highway Trust Fund’s May 2020 Tax Receipts Drop 79% Year-Over-Year

Net deposits of tax receipts credited to the Highway Trust Fund totaled only $674 million in May, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, down 79 percent from $3.238 billion in May 2019.

June 4, 2020
House T&I Chair DeFazio Releases Five-year, $494 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

ACEC's Reiffer Reports on House Democrats' proposed five-year, $494 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill.

June 4, 2020
Senate Passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

The Senate passed the ACEC-supported Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act on Wednesday night, sending the bill to the White House for the President’s signature. 

June 3, 2020
ACEC's Hall on Council's Virtual Advocacy Campaign: "Take Action to Keep the Pressure On"

ACEC's Steve Hall calls on members to redouble virtual advocacy efforts in support of robust infrastructure investment.

May 28, 2020
ACEC and Business Coalition Call for Temporary COVID-19 Liability Protection

ACEC and a coalition of more than 200 business organizations are urging Congress to enact temporary and targeted liability relief legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Member Firm News
April 30, 2020

In the global fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), Parsons Corporation is working with Battelle to operate the Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM that will disinfect N-95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in support of pandemic relief efforts across the United States.

https://www.parsons.com/2


April 22, 2020

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Jacobs released a Climate Action Plan that outlines the commitments the company is making to help abate the climate crisis. 

https://www.jacobs.com/ne


April 22, 2020

Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is pleased to announce Tony Fiorillo has been promoted to President of the ECS Group of Companies effective as of April 15, 2020.

https://www.ecslimited.co


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,454,200 (April)
1,539,400 (March)

Construction Spending
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$1,346,200,000 (April)
$1,386,600,000 (March)

Dodge Momentum Index
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135.9 (April)
144.5 (March)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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289 Deals--Down 12 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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29.5 (April)
33.3 (March)

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