FY21 Appropriations Bills Pass Out of House Commerce, Justice, Science and as Labor, HHS, Education Subcommittees

Two more Appropriations bills have joined the rush of FY 2021 funding bills working their way through the House Appropriations Committee. The Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies and the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies both completed work on their respective funding bills this week and each......

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Public School Investment Included in Moving Forward Act

House Democrats’ infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act, includes the text of the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act which would authorize $130 billion over five years to fund infrastructure improvements for the Nation’s public schools. The Act would prioritize high-poverty schools with targeted funding for inadequate facilities that endanger the health and safety of......

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House Democrats Unveil Next COVID Relief Bill

House Democrats just unveiled the latest coronavirus relief bill, known as the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or, HEROES Act. This fifth proposed legislation related to the pandemic economic fallout is a $3 trillion proposal, and far exceeds the previous economic relief vehicle, the CARES Act. The bill also includes a new stimulus......

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Congress Provides Small Businesses Much-Needed, Additional Relief

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, while still evolving, continues to take toll on the civil engineering profession – especially when it comes to maintaining and operating small businesses. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed in late March, created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), allocating $349 billion for low-interest loans that......

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ASCE Testifies in Support of Infrastructure Investment

On February 27, Lynn Frazier, P.E., A.M.ASCE, testified on behalf of ASCE before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure about the state of the nation’s infrastructure. The hearing comes as Democrats in the House of Representatives work to put together an infrastructure package based off of their $760 billion infrastructure framework that......

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