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With over 150,000 members, ASCE has a powerful voice on Capitol Hill and in statehouses across the country. Be the first to know about legislation that matters – become a Key Contact today.

Advocating for the nation's infrastructure and the civil engineering profession is a top priority for ASCE. Find out how you, your section, your branch, or your region can engage in policy decisions at all levels of government and educate policymakers about the importance of infrastructure investment, as well as how civil engineers are protecting public health and safety.

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2021 federal priority issues

  • Clean water, drinking water, wastewater
  • Civil engineering education (higher education)
  • Infrastructure investment to stimulate the economy
  • Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in education, workforce, planning and development
  • Natural hazards mitigation & infrastructure security
  • Qualifications-based selection
  • Research development funding
  • STEM education & support (K-12)
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation and infrastructure

2021 state priority issues

  • Continuing education & licensing
  • Infrastructure investment to stimulate the economy
  • Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in education, workforce, planning and development
  • Natural hazards impact mitigation
  • Qualifications-based selection
  • STEM education & support (K-12)
  • State support for civil engineering higher education
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation and infrastructure funding

Contact ASCE Government Relations staff

Government Relations
Office
Emily Feenstra
Managing Director, Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives
Caroline Sevier
Director, Government Relations