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President Biden Releases FY22 ‘Skinny Budget’

Last Friday the White House sent Congress its initial $1.5 trillion budget request for discretionary appropriations in fiscal year (FY) 2022. Known as the ‘skinny budget,’ the document provides the first glimpse of President Biden’s spending priorities. The 58- page budget request is the first since 2013 that is not tied to spending caps, which......

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ASCE Unveils Newest Infrastructure Gamechangers

It’s easy to dwell on negativity, particularly in regards to infrastructure trends. The increasing funding gap, potholes and deteriorating bridges, power outages – the list seems overwhelming. But engineers don’t dwell on these problems – they offer solutions. To celebrate innovation in the engineering field, the ASCE just designated 13 new Infrastructure Gamechangers—groundbreaking infrastructure projects......

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Congress Passes COVID-19 Relief Package

This week Congress passed the American Rescue Plan – a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package which provides critical relief across the economy and our nation’s infrastructure. This legislation is President Biden’s first legislative victory and the third round of federal COVID-19 relief. Following the budget reconciliation process the original version of the relief package passed......

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ASCE 2021 Infrastructure Report Card Gives U.S. ‘C-‘ Grade

The American Society of Civil Engineers unveiled their 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure on Wednesday, March 3. The nation earned a ‘C-’, up from 2017’s cumulative GPA of ‘D+’. This is the first time since ASCE began issuing the report card that the nation’s infrastructure has received a GPA outside of the D range.......

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Civil Engineers Give Ohio’s Infrastructure a “C-” in 2021 Infrastructure Report Card

On Thursday, the Ohio Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2021 Report Card for Ohio’s Infrastructure, the Section’s first report in more than a decade. Ohio civil engineers gave 16 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of “C-“, slightly ahead of the national average of “D+” given in 2017. Graded......

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Congress Moves on COVID-19 Relief Through Budget Reconciliation Process

Before taking the oath of office, President Biden announced an extensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic known as the American Rescue Plan – a $1.9 trillion package directed to provide relief amid pandemic impacts.  Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a Congressional budget blueprint that would......

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Texas Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a “C” Grade

On Wednesday, the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released preliminary findings – including grades – from its 2021 Texas Infrastructure Report Card, the Section’s first report card since 2017. Texas civil engineers gave 12 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of “C”, an upgrade from its 2017 grade of “C-.”......

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Radhika Fox, US Water Alliance CEO and ASCE Partner Joins EPA Office of Water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week announced the selection of US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox as Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water. ASCE applauds this choice as she has been a leader in sustainable water infrastructure advocacy, particularly when it comes to innovation, equity, and inclusion. Fox has been an......

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Biden Administration Moves Swiftly on Key Infrastructure Positions

On the heels of President Biden’s inauguration, infrastructure-related agencies across the federal government already had key nominations put forth. While more nominations will be announced in the coming weeks, the Biden Administration announced the following nominations: President Biden nominated former Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Ms. Polly......

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