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Congress, President Talk About Infrastructure

Senate Dems Release Infrastructure Blueprint; House GOP adds Infrastructure to the First 200 Days Agenda; Pres. Trump Highlights Infrastructure in Inaugural Address, Looks to Restart Pipeline Projects Infrastructure investment ideas continued to make news this week in Washington with the House, Senate and President Trump each highlighting infrastructure investment as a priority. AGC has provided […]

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AGC Signs On to Letter to President Trump Outlining Need for Infrastructure Investments

AGC, as part of a broad coalition that represents a vast cross section of the economy, is working to deliver a joint letter to President Trump following his inauguration. The letter urges the president to strengthen our nation’s economy through significant investment in infrastructure in order to end the cycle of uncertainty that has plagued […]

President Trump Takes Executive Action

Places a Freeze on all Federal Regulations During his first week, President Trump is quickly moving to implement his agenda via executive order, presidential memoranda and other directives.  AGC has published a comprehensive document, President Trump’s Executive Actions, analyzing important executive directives – such as the border wall, Obamacare, and Buy America requirements – and how they may impact […]

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AGC Urges Congress to Close the Skills Gap

AGC, along with a coalition of stakeholders, is urging Congress to reauthorize and reform the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) through a multi-industry letter. Perkins is an existing program that helps students prepare for secondary and postsecondary education by providing access to federal dollars to offset the cost of career and […]

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Federal Highway Administration Extends Local Hire Pilot Program for Five Years

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced that it has extended the pilot program allowing state and local governments to use geographic hiring preferences on their federal-aid highway contracts for five years. The announcement also applies to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) assisted contracts. AGC does not support the pilot program and was successful in keeping language […]

AGC Signs On to Letter to President-Elect Trump Outlining Need for Infrastructure Investments

AGC, as part of a broad coalition that represents a vast cross section of the economy, is working to deliver a joint letter to the President-elect following his inauguration. The letter urges the incoming president to strengthen our nation’s economy through significant investment in infrastructure in order to end the cycle of uncertainty that has […]