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December 20, 2012

Louis W. Blessing III, P.E. (R) District 29, Ohio House

William Callegari, P.E., (R) District 132, Texas House

Rick Catlin, P.E. (R) District 20, North Carolina House

Bart Korman, P.E. (R) District 42, Missouri House

Mark Messmer, P.E., (R) District 63, Indiana House

David Omdahl, P.E., (R) District 11, South Dakota Senate

Stephen Precourt, P.E., (R) District 44, Florida House

Bennett Ratliff, P.E., (R) District 115, Texas House

December 12, 2012

August 15, 2012

NSPE achieved a victory when the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a final rule that makes permanent the additional safety measures authorized in the wake of the 2010 BP oil spill. The rule requires professional engineers to be more involved in the design and certification of offshore oil wells.

August 8, 2012

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended a White House teleconference with Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren, Office of Public Engagement Director Jon Carson, and Office of Management and Budget Execut

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released updated guidelines on the use of single-step design-build. In response to outcry from the design community, the guidelines emphasize that the two-phase selection procedure is the only design-build contracting method authorized for civil works and for work the Corps performs for other agencies.

July 13, 2012

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 2012–13. Based on committee discussions, NSPE will focus on the following federal issues:

July 6, 2012

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.

June 20, 2012

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee's Science and Space Subcommittee hearing, "Risks, Opportunities and Oversight of Commercial Space." The hearing focused on the role of the commercial space industry in the national space program and its contribution to U.S.

June 19, 2012

Congress agreed to the final version of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act (H.R. 4348), with the House voting 373–53 and the Senate voting 74–19 in favor of passage. The two-year, $118 billion bill maintains transportation spending at current levels. The bill is expected to be the last major piece of legislation Congress passes before the elections.

June 18, 2012

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended the Atlantic's Next Generation Energy Forum, which focused on the roles of the public and private sector in growing the capacity of alternative energy sources.

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