Government Relations

ASME advocates for the engineering profession by advising and partnering with government offices at all levels, globally.

Very few of the 535 Members of the U.S. Congress have engineering or scientific backgrounds. Given that they are called upon nearly every day to make decisions that affect scientific and engineering practices, it is only natural that they require the expertise of those experienced in technical fields.

ASME Government Relations represents and advocates for the engineering profession by facilitating and initiating various programs and activities. ASME members at all stages of their careers have an opportunity to help "engineer the greater good" by applying their engineering expertise and pragmatic problem-solving approach to the development of sound public policy.

Capitol Update

Capitol Update

ASME Capitol Update is published weekly on the ASME website and as an electronic newsletter focused on legislative and regulatory news of interest to the engineering community. Capitol Update provides valuable insight on the latest engineering, science, and technology public policy developments from Capitol Hill, federal agencies, and governments abroad. Key issues include energy, research and development, education, the environment, and standards development.
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Policy Impact

Policy Impact

Linking industry, academia, and government

ASME routinely convenes U.S. policymakers and experts on federal research & development (R&D), clean energy, manufacturing, and other critical technology areas.

ASME also organizes in-person and virtual meetings for ASME members to meet with their congressional representatives. These grassroot visits advance ASME as a nonbiased resource and link engineering expertise into the policymaking process.

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Public Policy Issues

ASME will enhance its relevance and impact to global constituents by being the leader in advancing engineering technology.


 

Clean Energy

Clean Energy

Energy technology is undergoing the most rapid technological change since the replacement of the horse with the internal combustion engine. The widespread adoption of renewable electrical generation, deployment of electric vehicles, increased production of natural gas, and development of grid-level energy storage are some of the most visible aspects of this transformation. Learn more about ASME’s work to support the development of an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy system:
ASME Energy Policy Guiding Principles
Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing is a critical part of the U.S. national security apparatus, innovation pipeline, and process for job creation. The U.S. maintains leadership in a range of machinery and equipment manufactured goods, as well as in the pharmaceutical, transportation, food processing, and electronic products industries—with each sector slated for future expansion fed by global demand from expanding and emerging markets. Through work with industry, academia, and government stakeholders, ASME strives to ensure that the U.S. remains globally competitive in manufacturing technology development. Learn more about public policies to strengthen the manufacturing sector:

Digital Twin Summit
The Hazards of Global Supply Chains
Bioengineering

Bioengineering

Bioengineering is an interdisciplinary field combining engineering principles and knowledge of the physical and life sciences to solve problems in biology, medicine, behavior, and health. It is used to advance our understanding of biological systems, as well as to develop novel medications and medical devices to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Bioengineers have employed mechanical engineering principles in the development of many lifesaving and life-improving technologies such as robotic surgery, the artificial heart, prosthetic joints, diagnostics, and numerous rehabilitation technologies. Learn more about ASME’s work to promote bioengineering applications and investments:
General Position Statement on Bioengineering
Robotics

Robotics

Robotics has the potential to positively transform every aspect of our society by saving time, money, and lives while improving infrastructure and increasing national security and economic prosperity. Learn more about ASME’s advocacy to support economic growth, workforce development, and innovation in the robotics sector:

Robotic Solutions for Inspection and Maintenance
Pressure Technology

Pressure Technology

ASME is the global leader in the design, analysis, materials, fabrication, construction, inspection, operation, and failure-prevention of a variety of pressure technology applications. ASME’s pressure technology codes and standards are used globally in over 100 countries to improve public health and safety outcomes and promote the quality, reliability, and suitability of pressure technology products and services.
History of ASME Standards
R&D and STEM

R&D and STEM

Engineers have a long-standing interest in applying their knowledge to improve the environment, human health, and quality of life. The U.S. must invest in the research, development, and education enterprises that will empower engineers to solve looming environmental and societal challenges.
Economic Growth through Technological Innovation

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