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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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Link to Post:https://infrastructurereportcard.org/congress-moves-on-covid-19-relief-through-budget-reconciliation-process/">Congress Moves on COVID-19 Relief Through Budget Reconciliation Process

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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Link to Post:https://infrastructurereportcard.org/biden-signs-major-climate-change-order-2/">Biden Signs Major Climate Change Order

Biden Signs Major Climate Change Order

President Biden warned that the climate crisis poses an “existential threat” to the world, as he unveiled a major change in direction from the Trump era by halting fossil fuel activity on public lands and directing the U.S. government to prioritize reducing emissions. His sweeping executive order on climate, released on Wednesday, January 27, includes instruction for......

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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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Link to Post:https://infrastructurereportcard.org/biden-administration-moves-swiftly-on-key-infrastructure-positions/">Biden Administration Moves Swiftly on Key Infrastructure Positions

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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President Biden Takes Office and Infrastructure Takes Center Stage

Yesterday, President Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, ushering in a new Administration which has indicated that infrastructure will be a key priority. Shortly after taking office, President Biden issued a series of Executive Orders (EOs), with additional EOs expected in the upcoming weeks. Immediate actions have been aimed......

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Link to Post:https://infrastructurereportcard.org/asce-legislative-victory-storm-act-signed-into-law/">ASCE Legislative Victory: STORM Act Signed Into Law

ASCE Legislative Victory: STORM Act Signed Into Law

In a positive start to 2021, and just a few short weeks following a joint press conference held by ASCE, the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, President Trump signed into law the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act (S. 3418) on January 1; both the House......

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Link to Post:https://infrastructurereportcard.org/congress-approves-stimulus-fy-2021-budget-and-wraps-up-pending-measures-in-one-large-package/">Congress Approves Stimulus, FY 2021 Budget, and Wraps up Pending Measures in One Large Package

Congress Approves Stimulus, FY 2021 Budget, and Wraps up Pending Measures in One Large Package

After weeks of negotiations, Congress has passed H.R. 133, a bipartisan end of the year package to not only appropriate funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, but to provide much needed economic relief to several sectors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The $2.3 trillion package included a key ASCE priority, the Water Resources Development......

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