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Tax Reform’s Impact on Your Construction Business & Market

Complimentary AGC WebEd: Jan. 30 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET Register today for this complimentary AGC webinar. Congress recently passed the most far-reaching tax reform legislation since 1986. No matter what your construction market—public or private—or construction firm—C-corporation, S-corporation, LLC, LLP, or partnership—the new tax reform law will have an impact on you. During this […]

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U.S. Chamber Calls for 25 Cent Gas Tax Increase

AGC CEO Addresses Group On Jan. 18, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called for increasing the federal gas tax by 25 cents as part of its recommendations for an infrastructure package announced at its “America’s Infrastructure Summit: Time to Modernize” event.  In addition to increasing the gas tax, the Chamber’s recommendations include leveraging more public […]

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AGC Testifies in Support of NEPA/404 Permitting Merger

House Transportation Committee Considers Environmental Streamlining On Jan. 18, AGC’s Senior Counsel on Environmental Law and Policy Leah Pilconis testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of further federal environmental review and permit streamlining measures. Among AGC’s recommendations, the association called on Congress to merge the National Environmental Policy Act review and Clean Water Act […]

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AGC Urges Congress to Fund the Government

What Contractors Should Do in the Event of a Shutdown On Jan. 18, AGC urged Congress to pass a short-term funding bill that would avoid a government shutdown and provide temporary relief from several Obamacare taxes impacting construction employers. AGC has compiled resources – What Contractors Should Know in the Event the Government Shuts Down – to help your […]

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Multiemployer Pension Legislation Proposal Unveiled

On Jan. 9, AGC participated in a media rollout of the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act with the future bill’s sponsors, the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU). More commonly known as “composite plans,” the GROW Act has long been an AGC priority, and legislation could be formally […]

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AGC Disappointed in Administration’s Decision on Legal Immigration Status for Some Construction Workers

his week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it was ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for individuals from El Salvador, allowing them 18 months to alter their immigration status or face deportation. AGC previously joined other construction organizations in encouraging Congress to use its authority to take legislative action and ensure TPS holders can continue to work legally […]

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Bipartisan House Members Release Infrastructure Report

On Jan. 10, the Problem Solvers Caucus – a bipartisan group of 48 House members – released their infrastructure report detailing policy suggestions for a future infrastructure plan. AGC and other infrastructure stakeholders consulted with these members of Congress, offering funding recommendations and policy prescriptions for inclusion in the plan. Led by Reps. John Katko […]