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Current Legislation
Key Bills in Congress See State Leg. Bills
Business and Profitability Issues
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 744 - This summary has been edited for lengthTitle I: Border Security - (Sec. 1102) Directs the Secretary to increase the number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers by 3,500 by September 30, 2017. Title II: Immigrant Visas - Subtitle A: Registration and Adjustment of Registered Provisional Immigrants - (Sec. 2101) Authorizes the Secretary, after conducting the required national security and law enforcement clearances, to grant RPI status to an alien unlawfully in the United States 6 (2 R, 4 D) Monitoring
H.R. 2750 - Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act of 2013 11 (4 R, 7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2161 - Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America (IDEA) Act of 2011 14 (14 D) Monitoring
H.R. 942 - American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011 45 (22 R, 23 D) Monitoring
H.R. 399 - Stopping Trained in America PhDs From Leaving the Economy (STAPLE) Act of 2011 5 (5 D) Monitoring
Education
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 1178 - A bill to better integrate engineering education into kindergarten through grade 12 instruction and curriculum and to support research on engineering education. 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2426 - Educating Tomorrow's Engineers Act 15 (2 R, 13 D) We support this legislation
H.RES. 552 - Supporting the goals and ideals of National Engineers Week. 12 (3 R, 9 D) We support this legislation
H.RES. 104 - Supporting the goals and ideals of National Engineers Week, and for other purposes 13 (3 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
Energy and Environment
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 1392 - Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 5 (2 R, 3 D) Monitoring
S. 761 - This summary has been edited for lengthEnergy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 - Title I: Buildings - Subtitle A: Building Energy Codes - (Sec. 101) Amends the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) to direct the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to: (1) encourage and support the adoption by states, Indian tribes, and local governments of building energy codes that meet or exceed the model building energy codes; and (2) support full compliance with state and local codes. Titl 5 (2 R, 3 D) Monitoring
H.R. 2218 - This summary has been edited for length7/25/2013--Passed House amended. (There are 2 other summaries)Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) to authorize states to adopt and implement coal combustion residuals (CCRs) permit programs. Requires each state governor to notify the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) within 6 months about whether such state will implement a program. Requires states that decide 33 (26 R, 7 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1616 - This summary has been edited for length4/18/2013--Introduced.Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 - Amends the Energy Conservation and Production Act to direct the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to: (1) support the development and updating of national model building energy codes for residential and commercial buildings to enable the achievement of aggregate energy savings targets established by this Act, (2) encourage and support the adoption by states and local governments o 18 (2 R, 1 I, 15 D) Monitoring
Infrastructure
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 1813 - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act 1 (1 R) Monitoring
S. 601 - This summary has been edited for lengthWater Resources Development Act of 2013 - Title I: Water Resource Projects - (Sec. 1001) Sets forth the purposes of this title, including to: (1) authorize projects that are the subject of a completed report of the Chief of Engineers of the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) containing a determination that the relevant project is in the federal interest, results in benefits that exceed the costs, is environmentally acceptable, is technically feasible, and ha * Monitoring
H.R. 4348 - Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II * Monitoring
H.R. 3080 - Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 23 (16 R, 7 D) Monitoring
Licensure and Practice
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 700 - 4/10/2013--Introduced.Troop Talent Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretaries of the military departments, to the maximum extent practicable, to make information on civilian credentialing opportunities available to members of the Armed Forces (members) beginning with, and at every stage of, their training for military occupational specialities, in order to permit such members to: (1) evaluate the extent to which such training correlates with skills and training required for various civilian certif 11 (3 R, 8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1796 - 4/26/2013--Introduced.Troop Talent Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretaries of the military departments, to the maximum extent practicable, to make information on civilian credentialing opportunities available to members of the Armed Forces (members) beginning with, and at every stage of, their training for military occupational specialities, in order to permit such members to: (1) evaluate the extent to which such training correlates with skills and training required for various civilian certif 70 (10 R, 60 D) We support this legislation

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