ASME Government Relations represents and advocates for the engineering profession by advising government officials at all levels on engineering and technology as they make decisions on matters and policies affecting the public interest.
Very few of the 535 Members of Congress have engineering or scientific backgrounds. Given that they are called upon nearly every day to make decisions that affect scientific and engineering practice, 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.
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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
ASME's 2018 - 2019 Public Policy Agenda Federal Issues:
R&D, Cross-Cutting, and Emerging Technologies
Washington Policy Updates
Government Relations interacts closely with various members from ASME's Sectors, Groups, Divisions, Committees and Task Forces on all of ASME's policy priorities to keep them apprised of new developments in the policy arena and to provide opportunities for them to offer their technical expertise. Reports are listed on the issue webpages listed above.
Areas of Involvement
ASME Government Relations represents and advocates for the engineering profession by initiating and facilitating various programs and activities.
Capitol UpdateCapitol Update provides valuable insight on the latest public policy developments from Capi...
Position StatementsAugust 2019 ESC Support of ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019 ID: PS19-21 Issued By: ES...
Federal Government Fellowship Pr...ASME Federal Fellows serve as key advisors on federal policies needing technical and enginee...
Becoming an ASME Member
Joining ASME is the most important connection a current or future Mechanical Engineer can make.