ASCE believes an immediate step Congress can take to improve America’s infrastructure is to return to a regular order appropriations cycle and provide adequate funding to existing federal infrastructure and research programs and accounts.
ASCE has long been an advocate for improving and maintaining the nation’s infrastructure. ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card rates the overall condition of the nation’s infrastructure a “D+,” with an investment gap of $2 trillion. An economic study we released last year found that the U.S. is on track to invest only half of what is needed in infrastructure over the next decade. This underinvestment will cause our infrastructure to further degrade, resulting in a loss of 2.5 million jobs and $3.9 trillion in GDP by 2025. And it will cost American families $3,400 a year – $9 a day.
Key Contacts participating in this year’s Legislative Fly-In asked Congress to consider ASCE's appropriation request which were followed until next week: