March 21, 2011
Congressmen Dave Reichert (R-WA-8) and Jim Matheson (D-UT-2) introduced the Good Samaritan Protection for Construction, Architectural, and Engineering Volunteers Act (H.R. 1145), which would provide qualified immunity to engineering, architectural, and construction entities volunteering in a declared emergency.
March 14, 2011
NSPE member L. Daniel Tanksley, P.E., F.NSPE, presented remarks on behalf of NSPE at a Department of Transportation regulatory review meeting. NSPE President-Elect Christopher M. Stone, P.E., F.NSPE, LEED AP, Executive Director Larry Jacobson, and Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden also attended the meeting.
March 11, 2011
NSPE sends its profound sympathies to those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. NSPE has offered its services to the Center for International Disaster Information and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of the disaster. NSPE would like to remind engineers not to self-deploy to the region.
NSPE sent a letter to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) expressing concern about his introduction of the Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Reform Act (S. 132). The intent of the bill is to strengthen and reform forensic science in the criminal justice system and ensure that forensic evidence and testimony is accurate, credible, and scientifically grounded.
March 5, 2011
NSPE Past President Samuel W. Grossman, P.E., F.NSPE, and Executive Director Larry Jacobson attended the annual Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Seabee, and Civil Engineer Corps Anniversary Ball in Arlington, VA. The ball honors the inception of NAVFAC, the Seabees, and CEC and is attended by Navy and Marine Corps officers and civilian employees.
March 3, 2011
NSPE commented on regulations that impede the engineering profession as part of the Department of Transportation's periodic regulatory review.
March 1, 2011
NSPE sent a joint letter with the Task Force on American Innovation to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urging the Senate to reject cuts in the House-passed continuing resolution (H.R.
February 24, 2011
NSPE sponsored the Federal Engineer of the Year Award, which recognizes the achievements of engineers employed in the federal government.
February 22, 2011
A Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rulemaking in response to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (PL 111-203) would require municipal advisors to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
February 17, 2011
NSPE sent a letter to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY-21) in support of the Engineering Education for Innovation Act, which will be introduced in the coming weeks. The E2 for Innovation Act would provide grants to integrate engineering curricula and content into classrooms across the country.