July 13, 2012
NSPE Sets Federal Public Policy Agenda for 201213
The NSPE Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committee met at the Annual Meeting in San Diego to discuss the committee's goals for the coming year and determine NSPE's primary public policy agenda for 201213. Based on committee discussions, NSPE will focus on the following federal issues:
July 6, 2012
President Signs Transportation Bill
President Obama signed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act (PL 112-141) into law. The two-year, $118 billion legislation will fund transportation programs until September 2014. The law is the result of an eleventh-hour compromise following a protracted, partisan battle within Congress centered on how to pay for the bill.
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