Infrastructure Bill: ASCE’s ‘Seat at the Table’ Moves to the White House

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ASCE’s advocacy efforts have given civil engineers a proverbial seat at the table for years as elected leaders and policymakers at all levels of government craft infrastructure legislation.

Monday, that seat at the table was at the White House.

President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law Monday afternoon, Nov. 15, with ASCE President Dennis D. Truax in attendance among the group of bipartisan members of Congress and business leaders from around the country.

“What an honor to be asked to attend the signing of the IIJA by the White House as the representative of our Society,” said Truax, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE. “This is recognition of the role our ASCE volunteers have played in crafting the infrastructure conversation to a point that this monumental legislation has come to fruition. It isn’t every day that the hard work and servant leadership of civil engineers is recognized, but today is just such a day.”

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