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House, Senate Make Progress on ACEC-Backed Energy Bill a number of provisions adopted in the House that had provoked a veto threat from the White House. The Senate approved the energy package during ACEC's Annual Convention in Washington D.C., and the Council has been working with leaders in both houses to secure passage of a final bill. If successful, this would be the first comprehensive energy bill to pass Congress in a decade. Final vote possible this fall Tax code reforms Further review in 2016; legislative action possible in 2017 Water Resources Development Act House, Senate vote in the fall A majority of Senate Republicans have signed a letter calling on Senate leaders to schedule a vote on the Water Resources Development Act before Congress adjourns. ACEC and industry allies worked to build support for the billion letter, authored by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., chairman of the for new Corps of Environment and Public Works Engineers projects Committee. Thirty Republican senators signed the letter urging a floor vote on the legislation, which authorizes more than $12 billion for new Corps of Engineers projects, assistance for communities impacted by lead in drinking water, and other critical water resource needs. Similar legislation has been approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, but it also awaits a floor vote. ACEC continues to lobby for action on this important legislation. 12 $ THE WASHINGTON POST/GETTY IMAGES Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Comprehensive energy bill ACEC, Coalition Work for Tax Rate Parity Senate Republicans Seek Action on Water Legislation A WHAT'S NEXT CEC and other business organizations are joining forces to promote improvements to a tax reform blueprint released by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas. In June, Brady and Republican leaders in the House released a broad outline of major Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) tax-code changes including significant tax-rate reductions. The blueprint proposes reducing the top corporate rate to 20 percent, the top rate for pass-through businesses to 25 percent, and the top individual rate to 33 perACEC has cent. ACEC has strongly advocated for strongly parity in the top rates for corporations advocated for and pass-through businesses. The blueparity in the print lowers the rates for C corporations top rates for and pass-through businesses by a similar corporations amount, but it does not achieve true and pass- parity. ACEC and coalition allies urged through businesses. Brady to pursue rate parity while lowering tax rates, and to eliminate the double layer of tax on corporate income, which is levied on C corporations and on the dividends they pay to shareholders. In addition to the coalition letter, the Council intends to submit its own comments on the plan. ACEC members are encouraged to contact Katharine Mottley, ACEC's director of tax and regulatory affairs, at 202-682-4306 or kmottley@acec.org. For More News For weekly legislative news, visit ACEC's Last Word online at www.acec.org. SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2016 ENGINEERING INC. 7 BILL CLARK/GETTY IMAGES H ouse and Senate negotiators, before adjourning for the summer recess, overcame a major obstacle in their effort to develop a consensus energy package that could be signed into law this year. The Senate overwhelmingly voted to appoint conferees and move forward with formal negotiations with the House after congressional Republicans agreed to drop ISSUES ON THE MOVE http://www.acec.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016

Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016
Contents
From Acec to You
Market Watch
Legislative Action
Presidential Preview
Paving the Way to Winning
2016 Fall Conference Preview
The Smart Revolution
Going Global
Designed to Inspire
A Day of Giving Back
Mergers and Acquisitions
Members in the News
Business Insights
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Intro
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Cover2
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Contents
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - From Acec to You
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - 3
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Market Watch
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - 5
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Legislative Action
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - 7
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Presidential Preview
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - 9
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - 10
Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - 11
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Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Paving the Way to Winning
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Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - 2016 Fall Conference Preview
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Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - The Smart Revolution
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Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Going Global
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Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Designed to Inspire
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Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - A Day of Giving Back
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Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Mergers and Acquisitions
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Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Members in the News
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Engineering Inc. - September/October 2016 - Business Insights
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