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ACEC/PAC HONOR ROLL 2004 WAS RECORD YEAR IN ACEC POLITICAL GIVING A CEC/PAC closed ACEC/PAC the 2004 with record American Council of fundraising, and Engineering Compa- when coupled with nies Political Action additional direct Committee is the political giving of ACEC mem- engineering industry's bers through the Chairman's preeminent political club, ACEC's overall political action committee. The contributions rose to over sole purpose of $400,000 last year. ACEC/PAC is to elect ACEC/PAC contributions to candidates to the U.S. House of Representa- various campaigns have trans- tives and Senate who lated into a new Congress that support policies and passed the first legal reform bill legislation favorable in over 10 years. Other high to the engineering water marks in 2004 included industry. the new 9 percent A/E tax Former ACEC Chairman Steve Goddard left , ACEC/Indiana Executive deduction and Fair Labor The Chairman's Club Director Stephanie Morse and ACEC/Indiana PAC Trustee Phil Beer dial for Standards Act reforms. mobilizes ACEC's end-of-year PAC dollars. The ACEC/PAC Trustees set most politically active fundraising goals for each state PAC contributors. at the beginning of 2004 as Chairman's Club part of a larger effort to grow members agree to the PAC to $1 million. pledge a minimum of ACEC state organizations $2,500 per year to in Michigan, West Virginia, support key House Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, and Senate members Nebraska and Tennessee met of which at least their respective 2004 fundrais- $1,000 is given to ACEC/PAC and the ing goals and, therefore, balance is available deserve special credit for for direct giving to ACEC's legislative success this candidates at year. Many other states achieved ACEC/PAC-sponsored significant gains in fundraising events . for ACEC/PAC, which also helped to make a difference. The Millennium Club The following is a complete members donate Chairman's Club Members at a fundraiser for Rep. Hal Rogers, from left to honor roll of contributors who $1,000 per year to right: Jim Gallt of Palmer Engineering, Craig Avery, ACEC/KY President helped make 2004 the best year ACEC/PAC to support Ron Gilkerson, Rep. Hal Rogers R-KY , Randy Scott, and ACEC/KY ever for ACEC/PAC. key House and Senate Executive Director George Binder. members. State Goals The PAC Trustees have assigned each ACEC state organization an annual fundraising goal, based on its membership strength. l April 2005 2 2 ENGINEERING INC. M a r c h

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - March/April 2005

Table of Contents
From ACEC To You
Ask Members
News & Notes
Market Watch
Legislative Action
COVER STORY: A Perfect Legal Storm
Interview With F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.
Is There an Engineer in the House
ACEC/PAC Donations Break All-Time Record
ACEC Roundtable
Members In the News
One on One

Engineering Inc. - March/April 2005