05
JAN
2018

Trump Signs Tax Reform Legislation

IRS Begins Process of Administering New Law On Dec. 22, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Most of the tax reform law’s provisions went into effect on Jan. 1, creating a challenge for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the...
21
DEC
2017

AGC Construction Victories in Tax Reform

On Wednesday, Congress passed comprehensive tax reform legislation that will lower rates, spur economic growth and impact your construction business for years to come. However, this process did not start as well as it ended for the construction industry (see chart for details on...
28
NOV
2017

AGC Succeeds in Removing Blacklisting Provision from Annual Defense Bill

A compromised version the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018(NDAA)—which would authorize nearly $700 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD)—is expected to pass Congress and be signed into law after the Thanksgiving holiday. The NDAA contains a host of...
15
NOV
2017

AGC Targets Burdensome OSHA, PLA and DOJ Guidance

Calls for Congressional Repeal These Agency Policies On November 15, AGC urged Congress to repeal—under the Congressional Review Act (CRA)—burdensome federal agency policies, including the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) multi-employer citation policy,...
17
OCT
2017

DOT Withdraws Local Hire Rule

The Department of Transportation (DOT) last week issued a notice to withdraw a proposed rule and end the pilot program that allowed states to require contractors to meet local hire mandates on federal-aid highway and federally assisted transit contracts. The Obama Administration...
06
OCT
2017

AGC Participates in Trump Admin. Deregulatory Week

Represents Construction Industry before White House, DOL & DOT This week, AGC participated in a series of deregulatory events at the White House and federal agencies—including the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Transportation – as the administration continues...
29
SEP
2017

OSHA Silica Rule Enforcement Begins September 23

AGC Continues to Provide Resources for Members On Sept. 7, AGC held a comprehensive webinar detailing not only the requirements of the U.S. the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry, but also...
20
JUL
2017

AGC Submits Comments to Senate Finance Committee on Tax Reform

This week, AGC submitted comments in response to a letter sent by Senator Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, soliciting input from stakeholders on tax reform.  The deadline for submissions was Monday, July 17. AGC’s comments called for tax reform that...
08
JUN
2017

U.S. Secretary of Labor Withdraws Joint Employer, Independent Contractor Informal Guidance

In line with AGC’s regulatory recommendations, on June 7, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. Both pieces of guidance together...
05
MAY
2017

AGC Testifies Before Senate on Environmental Permit Streamlining

AGC’s head of Environmental Law and Policy Leah Pilconis testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at a hearing entitled “Infrastructure Project Streamlining and Efficiency: Achieving Faster, Better, and Cheaper Results.” AGC took the opportunity to...
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