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Legislative Fly-in

  • Are you an ASCE member interested in advocating for the profession and learning firsthand how policy is crafted on Capitol Hill?

  • Every spring, ASCE holds its Legislative Fly-In Program in Washington, DC, an intensive two-day program that provides participants with an inside look at the public policy process and an opportunity to interact directly with Capitol Hill staff from their districts.

    At the 2019 event, over 250 ASCE members visited over 360 Congressional offices (that includes nearly two-thirds of the House of Representatives), advocating for a 25-cent per gallon motor fuels tax increase to help fix the Federal Highway Trust Fund, full funding of key infrastructure programs in FY2020 and urged Members of Congress to follow ASCE’s Principles for Investment as they draft a bipartisan infrastructure bill as well as urging Members of Congress to draft a comprehensive infrastructure bill. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Due to the current conditions ASCE has decided to hold a virtual Legislative Fly-In in March 2021 to prioritize our members' safety while sharing the grades and recommendations in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card with Members of Congress and their staff. 

    2021 Fly-In

    This year's event is scheduled to take place virtually on March 3–4, 2021. We look forward to offering attendees a unique leadership training experience in addition to virtual meetings with congressional offices. 

    The Fly-in program will include: 

    • Virtual meetings with your Members of Congress or their staff
    • Exclusive briefing sessions on key legislative activities in Congress and ASCE's legislative priorities
    • Online training on lobbying and influencing your elected leaders — including pre-event webinars
    • A Younger Member Program designed to prepare you as an emerging leader
    • Tips on continuing relationships with your elected officials once you return home

    The deadline to submit an application for the 2021 Legislative Fly-In has been extended until January 8, 2021 (new date!). No fee is required to apply. A registration fee will be collected during the registration process once you have been selected to attend the Legislative Fly-In. 

    For additional information about the application process, check out our frequently asked questions or contact us at [email protected] or 202-789-7850.

  • Palmer-Blumenauer-Flyin

    ASCE member Jerry Palmer P.E., M.ASCE, meets with U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) during the 2015 Legislative Fly-In

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    ASCE members from Maine meet with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) during the 2015 Legislative Fly-In