NSPE Opposes Failed Anti-QBS Amendment

Friday, October 23, 2015

On October 22, Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) initially offered an amendment to the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s markup of the surface transportation bill to strip the legislation of its provisions on qualifications-based selection. The amendment was met by stiff opposition from NSPE, other engineering organizations and committee members. Rep. Garamendi subsequently withdrew his amendment. This event clearly demonstrates the widespread congressional support for QBS, while also emphasizing the need for continuous efforts to educate and advocate for QBS.