Government Relations

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.

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ASME Government Relations’ COVID-19 Response

The ASME Government Relations team is monitoring developments in Congress and U.S. federal agencies, tracking the impact of the stimulus packages, and discerning how public policy engagement can best support businesses in the ASME network.
For an overview of how the Society as a whole is responding to the pandemic in real time, check out our COVID-19 Response page.
Coming soon: “The Hazards of Global Supply Chains,” a white paper from the GR team which will offer recommendations on strengthening the supply chain to better respond to crises such as this global pandemic.
Read about ASME’s recent Congressional Briefing “Pandemic Response in the Era of Manufacturing USA”.

Watch out latest virtual Town Hall with Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20):

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 2019 – 2020 Public Policy Issues
Clean Energy
Advanced Manufacturing
Pressure Technology
R&D, Cross-Cutting, and Emerging Technologies


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