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South Carolina Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a “D+” Grade

On Wednesday, September 8, the South Carolina Section of ASCE unveiled the 2021 Report Card for South Carolina’s Infrastructure, the first report card ever issues by the South Carolina Section. The report assigned the state’s systems a cumulative grade of “D+” which is below the national grade of “C-.” The report analyzed eight categories of......

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Senate Commerce Passes Bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization

Last week Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced S. 2016, the Surface Transportation Investment Act (STIA). STIA is a five-year, $78 billion authorization of many key agencies at the Department of Transportation (DOT) including the Office of the Secretary (OST), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA),......

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House T&I Republicans Introduce the STARTER Act 2.0

On Wednesday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO6), and other Republican Committee leaders, introduced the Surface Transportation Advanced through Reform, Technology, & Efficient Review (STARTER) Act 2.0. This is the latest and most detailed surface transportation reauthorization released by either party in either chamber this Congress. The legislation maintains Republican surface......

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ASCE Legislative Victory: Passage of WRDA 2020

Today, Congress passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 – a major legislative victory for ASCE! The House and Senate passed WRDA 2020 with bipartisan support as a part of the massive end of the year appropriations and stimulus package. Throughout 2020, ASCE members and staff advocated for improvement in all 16 infrastructure......

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Arizona and Wisconsin Receive “C” Infrastructure Grades in New Report Cards

On the heels of the eighth annual United for Infrastructure kickoff this past Monday, both the Wisconsin and Arizona Sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their 2020 Infrastructure Report Cards.  Arizona Arizona civil engineers gave nine categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a ‘C,’ meaning the state’s infrastructure is in......

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Civil Engineers Commend House T&I Committee for Bipartisan Advancement of 2020 Water Resources and Development Act

The following is a statement by K.N. Gunalan “Guna,” Ph.D., P.E., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on H.R. 7575 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, passed out of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today: “Our nation’s water resources systems – levees, dams, inland waterways, and ports—are critical for keeping the......

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House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Advances Water Resources Development Act of 2020

This week, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure introduced and passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, H.R. 7575.  The bill is expected to receive a full House vote the week of July 27. Earlier this spring, the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works passed their WRDA bill, the bipartisan......

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House FY21 Homeland Security, Interior & Environment, and Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bills on the Move

This week, several subcommittees within the House Committee on Appropriations marked up Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations bills. All 12 appropriations bills must pass both chambers of Congress and be signed into law by September 30, 2020 in order to avoid a government shutdown. In recent years, Congress has not been able to pass the appropriations......

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House Appropriators Markup FY2021 Transportation Spending Bill

On the heels of the House passing the Moving Forward Act last week, Chairman David Price (D-NC4) and the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies marked up and passed their spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The legislation provides $75.9 billion in total discretionary spending – a......

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