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August 4, 2021
ACEC's Advocacy Team Outlines Key Components of the Senate Infrastructure Bill

ACEC's Advocacy team breaks down the components of The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the bipartisan Senate bill resulting from the negotiations with the Biden Administration to provide a total of $550 billion in additional spending above the budget baseline in an array of capital programs.

July 30, 2021
Senate Advances $550 Billion Infrastructure Bill to Debate

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 67-32 to advance debate on the $550 bipartisan infrastructure bill. Hours before the vote, a bipartisan group of senators announced an agreement with President Biden on the package of supplemental funding across a range of capital accounts.

July 30, 2021
ACEC Government Affairs Update Podcast: Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement Moves To Senate Floor

Matt Reiffer joined the program to discuss the Senate's cloture vote on the bipartisan infrastructure agreement earlier this week and what it means for action in the House.

July 28, 2021
ACEC's Darr Issues Statement on the Bipartisan Senate Infrastructure Agreement

ACEC Presidend and CEO Linda Bauer Darr issued a statement upon the announcement that an agreement on the bipartisan infrastructure package had been reached.

July 28, 2021
Council Submits Comments Raising Concerns over Proposed Rule

ACEC joined with the Professional Services Council in commenting on a proposed rule requiring contractors to prepare past performance evaluations for their first-tier subcontractors.

July 23, 2021
Government Affairs Update: Will the Senate Reach Cloture on Infrastructure?

Matt Reiffer from ACEC's advocacy team came on the Engineering Influence podcast to discuss the week's failed cloture vote on infrastructure and what it means for the future of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

July 21, 2021
ACEC's Darr Urges the Senate to Continue Working Towards a Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Following defeat of a cloture vote in the Senate on a comprehensive infrastructure package, ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr issued a statement today urging Senators to continue to work towards a bipartisan solution on infrastructure.

July 16, 2021
Government Affairs Update Podcast: A Conversation with Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) joined the Engineering Influence podcast to discuss a variety of topics including infrastructure, her work as a founder of the Women in STEM Caucus in the House, and her experience as an engineer in Congress. 

July 16, 2021
ACEC Urges Action on Industry Priorities in Defense Committees

As the House and Senate Armed Services Committees begin debate of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), ACEC is urging action on three important issues for the A/E industry.

July 2, 2021
Government Affairs Update Podcast: Passage of INVEST Act and What's Next for Infrastructure

On this week's ACEC Government Affairs Update podcast, Matt Reiffer discusses the House's passage of the INVEST Act and what it means for the larger infrastructure push going on in Congress right now.

Member Firm News
August 4, 2021

Integration of information and operational systems is key as DER cause a fundamental shift in how energy is managed on the grid. Black & Veatch’s new eBook, Smart Utility eBook: Industry Benchmarks for Progress and Future Actions, explores this theme to help electric utilities reflect on successful actions while prioritizing approaches that will accelerate the development of a more flexible, more resilient electricity grid.

July 30, 2021

Jacobs launched CollectivelySM on June 1, 2020. Not only did we launch the program to all 50,000 eligible users, but we also launched in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We trained 140 volunteers – our Collectively Ambassadors – before launch day, immersing them in the powers of the platform and equipping them with the tools to spread the word from within their local offices and through the eight Jacobs Employee Networks.

July 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology.

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