Infrastructure

AGC Releases Full Analysis of House Democrats Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

On June 15, ahead of the markup of the legislation in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, AGC released a full analysis of the INVEST Act, the House Democrats’ recently introduced surface transportation reauthorization bill. This seven-page document provides a deep dive into the provisions of the bill, including analysis on investment and funding levels, workforce related

AGC Continues Push for Relief Funding for State DOTs

On May 11, over 135 members of the House—led by Reps. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Bob Gibbs (R-OH)—called on Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy to support approximately $50 billion in federal funding for state departments of transportation (DOTs) in the next COVID-19 response package. AGC, along with other transportation construction stakeholders, spearheaded this effort. Also this

Rep. Shuster Releases Highway Trust Fund/Infrastructure Proposal

Urge Congress to Take Action on Infrastructure House Transportation and infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released a Republican “discussion draft” for addressing the nation’s infrastructure needs and, in particular, fixing the long term health of the Highway Trust Fund. Some of the ideas have come from existing proposals from the administration’s infrastructure plan as well as

House Considers $25 Billion for Airport Construction Investment

On April 26, AGC urged the House of Representatives to authorize airport infrastructure improvement funding totaling $25.4 billion—a $5.3 billion increase compared to existing levels—over the next five years as part of the multi-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill. The infrastructure funds would come through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which helps finance runway construction, among

Billions of Dollars for Construction in FY 2018 Funding Bill

On March 21, congressional leaders unveiled a funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2018 that includes at least $10 billion in additional infrastructure investment—compared to FY 2017 and promised in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018—for roads, bridges, mass transit, airports, ports, flood control, drinking water and waste water facilities, military construction, low income housing construction and more.

Pending Budget Deal Includes Billions for Construction

Would extend 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Construction Tax Incentive As of publication, Senate is considering—and the House has yet to consider—an AGC-supported bipartisan budget bill for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 that: (1) averts arbitrary, across the board cuts to construction programs by lifting the budget caps established under sequestration; (2) provides nearly $90 billion (see chart

AGC Recommends Initiatives for Federal Highway Administration Program to Accelerate Infrastructure Construction

AGC submitted a list of recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for inclusion in round 5 of the “Every Day Counts” initiative to accelerate transportation infrastructure construction. Among the suggestions is a list of practices that could improve work zone safety for employees and motorists, such as increased use of positive barrier, work area intrusion alarms,

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 discuss many of the ideas in its new document “Reforms for Improving Federal Environmental Review and

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 billions in federal spending from construction-related programs. Proposed cuts include: a $2.4 billion