ASCE Responds to Infrastructure Mention in 2020 State of the Union Address

Following President Trump's State of the Union address to Congress on February 4, 2020, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a response.

"The standing ovation on both sides of the aisle when President Trump mentioned rebuilding America's infrastructure during tonight's State of the Union Address indicated that it's time to get to work on bipartisan solutions for our nation's roads, bridges, electric grid, water systems, railways, transit systems, and more," said Kancheepuram N. Gunalan, PE, PhD, president of ASCE. "This is where we can make progress as a nation, and American voters are desperate for action."

ASCE supports America's Transportation Infrastructure Act, a bipartisan bill the president urged Congress to pass in 2020. 

"I am pleased that both the president and Governor Whitmer gave infrastructure investment-- rebuilding roads and bridges, providing clean drinking water, and expanding access to rural broadband--the attention that it deserves," added Gunalan. "An infrastructure bill should be the top priority for lawmakers in 2020."

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