06
JUN
2019

AGC Joins Effort to End Surprise Medical Bills

Surprise medical billing is a growing issue where patients face unexpected charges after they receive medical care. Despite the partisanship in Washington, there are growing bipartisan calls in Congress and by President Trump to end surprise billing, making it one of the few...
08
MAY
2019

AGC of Texas Pledges $250,000

The time to engage in the legislative and political arenas has never been more critical. Now that the 116th Congress is back at work, along with new government leaders in state capitals and courts across the country, AGC efforts to protect the construction industry and expand...
26
APR
2019

Congress Takes Notice of Change Orders Delays

AGC-Backed Bill Encourages Transparency and Fairness On April 18, Reps. Marc Veasey (D-Tex.) and Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) introduced an AGC-backed bill—H.R. 2344—that would require a federal construction contracting agency to pay at least 50 percent of the actual (incurred or...
19
APR
2019

AGC Comments on FAA Drone Rules

Asks for Construction Site Waiver On April 15, AGC of America submitted comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on two regulatory proposals dealing with the use of drones. AGC supported FAA’s proposal to lift its ban on the nighttime operation of drones and to allow...
01
FEB
2019

AGC Calls for Compromise on FY 2019 Government Funding

On Jan. 30, AGC urged members of the government funding bipartisan conference committee to reach a broad compromise and avert another government shutdown on Feb. 15. AGC recommended that a final deal should include funding and policies addressing the nation’s border security,...
01
FEB
2019

AGC-Backed Tax Bills Introduced

Bills would Repeal Estate Tax and Make Pass-Thru Deduction Permanent The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)—passed at the end of 2017—doubled the estate tax exemption from $5 million to $10 million. However, that provision expires in 2025 without further Congressional action.  Senator...
20
DEC
2018

AGC-Supported Job Training Provisions to Become Law

President Trump is expected to sign into law criminal justice reforms in the FIRST STEP Act before the holidays. This legislation includes numerous policy changes with the goal to reduce recidivism and help ex-offenders lead productive lives after leaving the criminal justice...
09
NOV
2018

State & Local Ballot Initiatives Impacting Construction

There were a wide range of state and local ballot initiatives decided on Nov. 6 that have ramification for your construction business and market. Click the “read more” option below to find brief overviews of how initiatives regarding the outcomes of transportation and legalized...
01
NOV
2018

Get-Out-the-Vote 2018

In five days, general and specialty contractors, service providers, and suppliers have a unique opportunity to shape our future by helping to elect 35 US senators, 435 US representatives, 36 governors, and many statewide and local officials. The construction industry and the...
26
OCT
2018

Administration Releases Updated Regulatory Road Map

On October 17, 2018, the Trump Administration unveiled its Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions mapping out federal agencies’ priorities for the coming months.  This bi-annual publication informs the public of regulatory or de-regulatory actions under...