The ACM Executive Council recently elevated its U.S. Public Policy Committee – USACM – to council status. This change reflects ACM’s increasing attention to public policy issues. The elevation to council status will streamline the decision-making processes of USACM both internally and within ACM. As a council, USACM has established subcommittees to work on issue areas of consistent and continued interest: voting, privacy and security, computing and the law, intellectual property, accessibility and digital government. The Education Policy Committee continues as an independent entity from the new US Public Policy Council.