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Senate Confirms AGC-Backed Nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works

Today the Senate confirmed AGC-backed nominee R.D. James – a 30-year veteran of the federal Mississippi River Commission – for Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. During his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, James received bipartisan praise. James is now the top official responsible for overseeing […]

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Register Now for the Federal Contractors Conference

Early Bird Discount Ends Soon Register today for the 2018 AGC Federal Contractors Conference before the Early Bird discount ends February 19. The Federal Contractors Conference is the premier conference for federal construction contractors to discuss the latest projects, policies and contracting issues facing the industry with federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of […]

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Trump Protects U.S. Solar Manufacturers with Steep Tariffs on Foreign Imports

Construction Contractors Could Feel the Effects On Tuesday, Jan. 23, President Trump signed into law steep tariffs on all foreign imports of solar cells and modules (crystalline silicon photovoltaic), the technology primarily responsible for transforming solar energy into electricity. The U.S. International Trade Commission backed tariffs of up to 35 percent after determining that domestic […]

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AGC Urges Trump Administration to Rescind President Obama’s Government Mandated Project Labor Agreement Executive Order

AGC this week urged President Trump to rescind President Obama’s project labor agreement Executive Order and replace it with a new order. AGC asked the president to issue a new order that ensures fair and open competition on federal construction contracts by preventing agencies from mandating contractors to sign a project labor agreement as a […]

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AGC Calls on Congress to Address Tort Reform

AGC joined national organizations representing the real estate, contracting and construction sectors in support of a common-sense tort reform measure that would help control costs associated with excessive liability insurance premiums for construction projects in New York State. The organizations delivered a letter to Congress supporting the “Infrastructure Expansion Act” which would address property owners’ […]

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Congress Reopens the Government, Provides Funding through Feb. 8

AGC Successful in Getting Contractors Temporary Relief from Several Obamacare Taxes On Monday, the Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 8, ending a three-day partial shutdown of the federal government and giving lawmakers a few weeks to negotiate an annual appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018. Prior to the government […]

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AGC Recommends Initiatives for Federal Highway Administration Program to Accelerate Infrastructure Construction

AGC submitted a list of recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for inclusion in round 5 of the “Every Day Counts” initiative to accelerate transportation infrastructure construction. Among the suggestions is a list of practices that could improve work zone safety for employees and motorists, such as increased use of positive barrier, work area […]

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Details Emerge of New Trump Infrastructure Plan

President Expected to Release Details During State of the Union Reports circulated this week involving a six-page document purporting to outline the Trump Administration’s highly anticipated infrastructure plan. Taking the document at face value, it provides more detail on the administration’s proposal, including a breakdown of how the funding would be divvied up amongst different […]