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Don’t Miss Out on 2018 Federal Contractors Conference

May 1-3, 2018 Register today for the 2018 AGC Federal Contractors Conference taking place next week in Pentagon City, VA. 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 Engineers, Naval Facility Engineering Command, […]

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House Considers $25 Billion for Airport Construction Investment

On April 26, AGC urged the House of Representatives to authorize airport infrastructure improvement funding totaling $25.4 billion—a $5.3 billion increase compared to existing levels—over the next five years as part of the multi-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill. The infrastructure funds would come through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which helps finance runway construction, among […]

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AGC’s Federal Contractors Conference is Fast Approaching

Last Chance to Register We are just a few days away from the 2018 Federal Contractors Conference, held May 1-3 at the Ritz-Carlton in Arlington, VA. Register today for AGC’s Federal Contractors Conference. The premier conference for federal construction contractors to discuss the latest projects, policies and contracting issues facing the industry with federal agencies. To view the […]

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New ConstructorCast episode: Dealing with Legalized Marijuana

On the latest episode of ConstructorCast, we explore the issue of legalized marijuana consumption and what it means for the construction industry. We talk with Mandi Kime, Director of Safety for AGC of Washington; Jeremy Taylor, Environmental Health and Safety Director for Turner Construction; and Gregg Giles, Trust Administrator for the Washington Construction Industry Substance Abuse Program, […]

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Senate Confirms U.S. EPA’s Second-In-Command Position

On April 12, the U.S. Senate confirmed attorney Andrew Wheeler, former lobbyist and congressional aide, to serve as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy administrator.  AGC had urged the Senate to confirm Mr. Wheeler’s nomination. If EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt were to leave the agency, Wheeler would be next in line to become acting administrator. As AGC’s letter states, […]

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AGC Urges NLRB to Reconsider “Quickie” Election Rule

On April 18, AGC submitted its response to the National Labor Relations Board’s Request for Information regarding representation-case procedures.  AGC also joined a response submitted by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW).  Both responses call on the Board to rescind or modify its 2014 rule that changed the procedures for union representation elections.  The rule is often called the “quickie” […]

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Federal Dollars for Diesel Emission Reduction

AGC Urges Congress to Fund Program AGC, along with a broad-based diesel coalition, urged members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to include $100 million in their fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding bill for grants, loans, and rebates made possible by the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA). In each of the past four years, Congress has provided increased […]

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House to Consider FAA Reauthorization

AGC Continues Push for More Infrastructure Funds Next week, the House of Representatives is set to consider the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. As the House prepares for debate, several AGC-backed, pro-infrastructure amendments will be considered. These amendments include increasing funding for the Airport Improvement Program that helps finance runway projects among others, […]

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AGC at General Services Administration’s Reverse Industry Training Day

Pondering the Proposal Process Months of collaboration between AGC, industry partners, and GSA headquarters came to fruition this week with GSA’s Reverse Industry Training Day in Washington, D.C.  Livestreamed to agency offices across all GSA regions nationwide, the GSA Acquisition and Contracting workforce had the opportunity to attend in person or online, and submit questions […]