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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. 

    While the 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to bring a smaller group of Key Contacts to Washington, D.C. in March 2021 for a socially distanced gathering to share the grades and recommendations in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card with Members of Congress and their staff. 

    2021 Fly-In

    While this year's event is scheduled to take place on March 3 – 4, 2021 in Washington, D.C we are monitoring CDC and D.C. Department of Public Health guidelines and will adjust plans accordingly. Should the event need to move to a virtual only format we look forward to offering attendees a unique leadership training experience in addition to virtual meetings with congressional offices. 

    The Fly-in program includes: 

    • Meetings on the Hill with your Members of Congress or their staff
    • Exclusive briefing sessions on key legislative activities in Congress and ASCE's legislative priorities.
    • Interactive training on lobbying and influencing your elected leaders — including pre-event webinars
    • Networking with your ASCE peers from across the country
    • 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 application for the 2021 Legislative Fly-In is now available. The application deadline is November 23, 2020. 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. ASCE Government Relations offers a limited number of travel awards to help defray some travel costs. The remaining travel costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

    For additional information about the application process, check out our frequently asked questions or contact us at govwash@asce.org 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

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