regulations

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 consideration or planned by federal agencies. The present agenda includes several submissions with implications for construction contractors, included

EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler Commits to ‘Reining in Federal Regulatory Overreach’

Following Scott Pruitt’s resignation late last week, Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler assumed the role of acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 9. In his first address to EPA staff, Wheeler indicated that he would continue President Trump’s goals for the agency to reign in federal regulatory overreach and refocus EPA on

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, the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) bid preference policy for construction project proposals including project labor agreements (PLAs), and the

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 outreach to AGC for guidance on regulatory reforms to undertake. To date, AGC has

“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 Trump signed into law a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) by which Congress expressed disapproval

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 Obama’s executive orders and memorandums, including one establishing paid sick leave for government contractors. In "Make Federal Agencies Responsible