Help Get Congress to Pass a Transportation Plan by Saturday

March 27, 2012

Last week in Washington, D.C., it was my privilege to meet more than 160 ASCE members order generic cialis who considered getting the message of cialis price infrastructure investment to Congress so important, they came in person to Washington for ASCE’s Legislative Fly-In. They fanned out to share civil engineers’ perspectives at more than 240 congressional offices, and heard a special address from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who said Congress needs to “put partisan politics aside for one day and pass the transportation bill.”

This year’s Fly-In could not have been more timely, as Congress is facing a deadline of this Saturday, March 31, to renew surface transportation programs instead of granting a ninth extension. Because the Senate passed its version two weeks ago, a two-year, $109 billion reauthorization, the focus right now is on the House of Representatives, which is struggling to find consensus on a plan. If the House approves a plan that differs markedly from the Senate’s, the two will need to be reconciled and voted on again – by Saturday night.

We need the well-paved certainty of a multi-year renewal, not another mediocre patch job extension.

This week, help your fellow ASCE members follow up on their Fly-In visits and at the same time, urge your House members and Senators to renew surface transportation programs by the Saturday deadline. Send messages to your elected officials easily through ASCE’s Click & Connect with Congress web page.

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  • Great event arranged by ASCE. It highlights the importance of our involvement in the policy making process.

    One day engineers will take over DC and fix things….and I mean everything, not just the infrastructure.

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