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...
20
APR
2017

“Blacklisting” Rule Finally Dies, Marking Big Win for AGC Members

Thanks in part to AGC’s advocacy efforts, contractors are enjoying a major victory today:  permanent nullification of regulations implementing President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, often referred to as the “blacklisting” rule.  On March 27, President...
16
APR
2017

Washington Post Highlights AGC Reg Reform Effort

The Washington Post highlighted Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America call for necessary regulatory reform. And in its 51-page comment, “Make Federal Agencies Responsible Again,” the Associated General Contractors of America recommended repealing 11 of President Barack...
30
MAR
2017

Infrastructure Funding Targeted for Reduction in President Trump’s Budget

Tell your Senators and Representative to Maintain Funding for these Programs President Trump recently released a budget outline to identify administration priorities for Fiscal Year 2018. This budget outline is a mixed bag for federal infrastructure accounts as it proposes to cut...
30
MAR
2017

Legislation to Prohibit Government Mandated PLAs Advances in Congress

Contact Your Members of Congress and the President The AGC-supported “Fair and Open Competition Act” passed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee this week. The legislation would prohibit federal contracting agencies from mandating that contractors and unions enter...
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