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AGC PAC Endorses Rick Scott for US Senate

The Associated General Contractors of America Political Action Committee, also known as the AGC PAC, announced today that it has endorsed Rick Scott for the United States Senate. AGC PAC officials said they are supporting the governor’s campaign because of his pro-growth economic record. “Congress needs serious leaders who will work hard to find solutions […]

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Advanced Safety Management Training Course

October 17-19 in Arlington, VA, Just a Few Seats Left! This unique three–day course provides construction safety and health professionals with the next–level knowledge required to successfully manage a company–wide safety program. Moving beyond the basics of Focus Four training, AGC’s Advanced Safety Management Training Program will give participants a more holistic view of safety’s […]

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Register Now for the 2018 AGC Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference

Early Bird Rates End August 14 Each October, construction industry professionals in HR, training and workforce development gear up for the industry’s premier learning and networking event, AGC’s Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference, and this year is no different.  The 2018 event will be held October 10-12, at The Worthington Renaissance Forth Worth Hotel, in […]

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AGC-Backed Change Order Reform Bill Passes House

Encourages Federal Construction Agency Transparency and Reporting The recently released fiscal year (FY) 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report includes the AGC-backed bipartisan legislation that will require federal agencies to publish their change orders policy and procedures on any small business federal construction contract (see Sec. 855 of conference report). This legislation provides prospective federal […]

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Federal Agencies, Congress Tackle Endangered Species Act Reforms

Last week, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposed streamlining updates to multiple sections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  In addition, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is considering an AGC-supported discussion draft of a new bill to amend the Act.  AGC is optimistic the measured reforms in […]

President Signs Workforce Executive Order

AGC Participates in White House Event to Sign Job Training Pledge On July 19, the President signed an Executive Order that establishes the President’s National Council for the America Worker. The council will help develop a national strategy for job training programs with guidance from an advisory board of private sector and government representatives to help ensure […]

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Highway, Transportation and Utility Construction Conference Highlights Key Market Issues

Registration is Open! The major issues that will impact contractors involved in the highway, transportation and utility construction markets will be addressed as part of the Joint Contractors Conference scheduled for Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Crystal City, Virginia (DC area). Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has been invited to discuss President Trump’s infrastructure and regulatory reform […]

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Rep. Shuster Releases Highway Trust Fund/Infrastructure Proposal

Urge Congress to Take Action on Infrastructure House Transportation and infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released a Republican “discussion draft” for addressing the nation’s infrastructure needs and, in particular, fixing the long term health of the Highway Trust Fund. Some of the ideas have come from existing proposals from the administration’s infrastructure plan as well as […]