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Trump to Sign Government Funding Bills

Partial Government Shutdown will be Avoided The House passed fiscal year 2019 spending bills for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education, and a continuing resolution this week to successfully avoid a partial government shutdown this fall. The continuing resolution provides funding through Dec. 7 for the five remaining spending bills that have […]

Trump Admin. Proposes Endangered Species Act Regulation Reforms

AGC Comments in Support of Reforms On Sept. 24, AGC commented on three proposed rules that would significantly affect the applicability and implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The proposed revisions pertain to regulations governing the listing and delisting of species and plants, the designation of critical habitat and the interagency consultations that are part of […]

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House Passes Five-Year FAA Reauthorization

Includes AGC-Championed DBE Reform This week,  the House of Representatives passed the longest reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) since 1982 by a vote of 392-93. While AGC supported the legislation – as it included a provision championed by AGC that would adjust the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) size standard from $23.98 million to $36.5 million –disappoint […]

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House Votes to Make Tax Cuts Permanent

On Sept. 26, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018, which would make permanent a number of AGC-supported tax provisions that will expire in 2025 without Congressional action. The Senate may take up the legislation after the November election. In December 2017, the […]

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Register for AGC Construction Risk Management WebEd Series

Register today for AGC of America’s 3-part WebEd series on Risk Management, which kicks off next Thursday, Sept. 27, with a discussion between Dave Liverseed, Environmental Director at M. A. Mortenson Company and Sharon Burger, VP & Environmental Practice Leader, IMA Financial Group on managing environmental contamination and pollution liability. Please join next Thursday for this don’t-miss […]

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Join Us at the Next AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference

Book your Hotel by Oct. 2 Jointly sponsored by AGC and CFMA, the 22nd Annual AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference will be held Oct. 24-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. This three-day conference offers programs and workshops designed specifically for financial professionals in the construction industry. The 34 interactive sessions will cover the latest industry issues […]

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NLRB Releases Proposes Rule to Change Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Sept. 14 issued a proposed rule on the standard for determining when a company will be deemed a joint employer of another company’s employees under the National Labor Relations Act.  The proposed rule would re-establish the standard in place before the controversial 2015 Browning-Ferris Industries decision.  That decision made it easier to […]

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Senate Approves AGC-Backed Package to Combat Opioid Epidemic

On Sept. 17, the U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan bill targeting policy changes to help reverse the current opioid crisis.  AGC-supported changes in the bill, which include increasing the number of mental health and substance abuse professionals, providing job training and treatment services to individuals with substance use disorders, and providing support for recovering individuals to […]

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Latest Tariffs on Chinese Goods Hit Construction Materials

Updated AGC Tariff Resources Available On Sept. 17, the Trump administration announced a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to the U.S., including a wide range of construction materials and supplies. Scheduled to take effect on Sept. 24, the complete list of Chinese goods falling under this latest round of tariffs numbers in the thousands. Starting […]

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Construction HR & Training Professionals Gear Up for Industry Conference

Cutoff for Hotel Reservations is Tuesday, September 18, 2018! 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 Oct. 10-12 at The Worthington Renaissance […]