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AGC Testifies Before Congress

Impact of Change Order Delays on Contractors Yesterday, AGC members Ed DeLisle and Andy Brown testified at the House Small Business Committee hearing on change order delays and the impacts they can have on federal construction contractors. Members of Congress heard how federal agency delays in processing and paying change orders can disrupt cash flow, […]

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AGC Successfully Challenges Contract Goals for DBE Participation

On May 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reaffirmed that that the states within that circuit cannot lawfully impose contract goals for DBE participation in federal-aid highway projects unless, and until, they “establish the presence of discrimination within [their] transportation contracting industr[ies].” In this case, Mountain West Holding Company v. State […]

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Congress Asks AGC for Ideas on Making the Endangered Species Act More Efficient, Cost-Effective

AGC members report struggles with Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirements that delay infrastructure projects and significantly increase costs while not necessarily providing commensurate species and habitat benefits. At the request of Congress, AGC has identified legislative and administrative improvements to the ESA that support: the protection of listed species; responsible land and resource management; and streamlined […]

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AGC Provides Regulatory Reduction Suggestions to EPA

Per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request, AGC provided 30 pages of comprehensive and detailed recommendations for EPA’s regulatory evaluation in line with recent executive orders and presidential initiatives. In its submissions, AGC highlights the regulatory burden the construction industry bears and offers specific program modifications and solutions relating to water issues, oil spills […]

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House Committee Advances Career and Technical Education Reform, AGC Calls for Swift Passage

Send a letter to Congress in Support of H.R. 2353 This week the House Committee on Education and the Workforce advanced the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which would reform career and technical education. Please contact your U.S. representative and urge them to support this legislation which aligns programs with […]

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AGC, Industry Allies Successful in Effort to Suspend FHWA Greenhouse Gas Measures

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will announce in tomorrow’s Federal Register that it will indefinitely suspend portions of a rule requiring states to develop performance measurements for tracking Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions for federal-aid highway projects.  The suspension of the rule is a significant victory for AGC and our industry allies who fought the GHG […]

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Tell Congress to Repeal Prior Approval

Contact your U.S. representative to urge them to support the repeal of the burdensome prior approval requirement by co-sponsoring H.R. 2101 – the Prior Approval Reform Act. This legislation would repeal the prior approval requirement that discriminates against corporate-member trade association PACs, like AGC PAC. Under the Federal Election Campaign Act, your company is required […]