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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...
24
MAR
2017

House Introduces AGC-Supported Gas Tax Bill

This week, the top Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Peter DeFazio (Ore), introduced the AGC-supported Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act, which would provide approximately $500 billion – a 30 percent increase – in infrastructure...
24
MAR
2017

Congress Rolls Back Misguided OSHA Rule

Awaits President’s Signature This week, the Senate followed the House in passing a bill that repeals the OSHA “Volks” Rule and it now heads to the president’s desk where he is expected to sign it into law. AGC led a lobbying effort in passing the bill and issued a statement after...
23
MAR
2017

AGC Calls for Review and Rejection of New EEO-1 Report

On March 17, AGC and industry allies called for the Trump administration to review and reject the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) expansion of data reporting in the new EEO-1 form. The EEOC’s revisions to the EEO-1 form do not comply with the Paperwork Reduction...
23
MAR
2017

AGC Pushes for Increased Airport Construction

AGC sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operation, Safety, and Security Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) expressing our support for increasing funding for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and lifting the cap on...
17
MAR
2017

AGC Meets with Transportation Secretary Chao

Prioritizes Infrastructure Investment, Regulatory Reform AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr and members of AGC’s Congressional Relations staff met with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao this week to discuss working with her and the Trump Administration on infrastructure investment and...
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