OSHA

OSHA Silica Rule Enforcement Begins September 23

AGC Continues to Provide Resources for Members On Sept. 7, AGC held a comprehensive webinar detailing not only the requirements of the U.S. the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry, but also the perspective of and testimonials from prime and specialty contractors implementing the regulation. Construction industry safety professionals […]

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Get on Top of the Issues at AGC’s Highway, Transportation & Utility Infrastructure Conference

Hotel Deadline: Monday, October 2 Book your room for the 2017 Highway, Transportation and Utility Infrastructure Conference before AGC’s room block at the Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona expires. Hotel deadline is Monday, Oct. 2.  After that date rooms at the hotel conference rate may not be available. The conference, which takes place Nov. […]

White House

House Passes Six-month FAA Extension, Includes Tax Relief for Hurricane Victims

Congress Avoids FAA Shutdown Today, the House of Representatives and Senate passed a six-month extension of the current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization, avoiding a potential shutdown of the FAA on Saturday.  In addition to extending the operations of the FAA until March 31, the bill provides tax relief for individuals and businesses in areas […]

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Republicans Take Control of NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board now has a full complement of five members with a Republican majority for the first time in roughly a decade.  This follows from swearing in of Republican William J. Emanuel as a Board member for a term ending in 2021.  Emanuel is the second Trump nominee to join the Board, […]

Congressional Leaders and Trump Administration Release “Unified Framework” for Tax Reform

On Wednesday, Republican leaders in Congress and the Trump Administration released their “Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.”  As the leaders noted upon its release, this document represents the consensus position of the House, Senate, and White House on tax reform. While the plan had a number of specifics – such as the […]

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AGC Environmental Conference Addressed Key Environmental Uncertainties on Jobsites

Join Us Again Next Year on September 12-13, 2018, in Crystal City, Virginia! Save the date now for AGC’s 2018 Construction Environmental Conference on September 12-13 in Crystal City, Virginia. In today’s uncertain regulatory climate, AGC’s 2017 Construction Environmental Conference (CEC) went back to the basics to help the nearly 100 people who attended this […]

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Tax Reform Plan

Last week, Paul Ryan announced that an outline of the Republican tax reform plan is expected to be released by the so-called “Big 6” group of negotiators the week of September 25th. The group, represented by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and NEC Director Gary Cohn of the Trump Administration, Speaker Paul Ryan, Ways […]