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Support Adoption of Multiemployer Pension Composite Plans

Tell Congress to Approve Composite Plans Congress recently introduced the AGC-supported Giving Retirement Options to Workers Act (GROW Act), HR 4997.  As such, AGC urges you to support the bipartisan bill by contacting your U.S. representative and U.S. senators.  The bill would authorize the adoption of composite plans and strengthen the multiemployer pension system. The legislation was […]

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Congress Readies for Action on Infrastructure

Tell Congress to Invest in Infrastructure NOW Congress will commence work on infrastructure legislation in early March, as the Senate and House have set hearings on the president’s infrastructure plan. And, as a part of the recent bipartisan budget agreement, lawmakers are considering spending $20 billion over the remainder of fiscal year 2018 and through fiscal year […]

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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. This discount offer ends Feb. 19 and space is limited. 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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AGC- Supported Pension Legislation Introduced in Congress

This week, Representatives Phil Roe (R-TN) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) introduced the AGC-supported Giving Retirement Options to Workers Act (GROW Act) in Congress (H.R. 4997), a bipartisan bill that would authorize the adoption of composite plans and strengthen the multiemployer pension system. Jointly developed and supported by employer and labor organizations, the composite plan is […]

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AGC Calls on Congress to Clarify Joint Employer Definition

This week, AGC joined a coalition effort to clear up confusion surrounding the many legislative definitions for “joint employer” in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Late last year, the House approved AGC-backed legislation that restores the joint employer standard that existed prior to the National Labor Relations […]

President Releases FY 2019 Budget

This week, President Trump released his budget request covering fiscal year 2019.  The proposal, “An American Budget” calls for $4.4 trillion in federal spending in FY 2019, and while offset by $3.4 trillion in tax and other revenue sources, most estimates project the budget will tack on $1 trillion to the national debt. The budget […]

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Congressional Budget Agreement Extends AGC-Supported 179D Tax Deduction

When Congressional leaders struck their bipartisan budget agreement last week, they included an AGC-supported provision extending an energy efficiency tax deduction for commercial buildings, commonly known as 179D. One of many provisions known as the “tax extenders,” the deduction expired on December 31, 2016, but was retroactively extended through December 31, 2017. Shortly after the agreement, Kevin Brady, […]

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Trump Infrastructure Plan Unveiled; President Backs 25 Cent Gas Tax Increase

Tell Congress to Invest in Infrastructure NOW AGC applauded President Trump for releasing his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Feb. 12 and backs his reported endorsement of a 25 cent federal gas tax increase to help make the Highway Trust Fund solvent.  We link here to one-page summaries of the administration’s infrastructure funding, environmental streamlining and workforce development proposals. With action on an infrastructure […]