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AGC In-House Environmental Managers Meeting | February 20, 2019 | Arlington, VA

Are you an environmental professional working at a general construction firm? Join your peers at the next AGC In-House Environmental Managers (IHEM) meeting on Feb. 20, 2019, at AGC’s Headquarters in Arlington, VA. The IHEM meeting creates a forum for greater peer-to-peer learning and interaction by facilitating a series of moderated roundtable discussions. You choose […]

AGC Urges Congress to Preserve & Strengthen Employer-Sponsored Health Care Coverage

AGC called upon all members of the new Congress to recognize the important voice employers have in debates about reforming our nation’s health care system. Employer-sponsored coverage insures over 181 million American lives and has been the backbone of the U.S. health system for nearly eight decades. AGC believes that benefit offerings and coverage plans in the […]

AGC Urges Infrastructure & Workforce be Included in State of the Union

Address to Congress on Hold Due to Partial Shutdown AGC CEO Steve Sandherr earlier this month urged President Trump to offer bipartisan solutions to addressing our nation’s infrastructure—including fixing the Highway Trust Fund—and workforce skills gap.  Exactly when the President delivers the State of the Union remans in flux as he is thus far honoring Speaker Nancy […]

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Treasury Issues Final “Pass-Through Deduction” Regulations

On Jan. 18, the Treasury Department issued final regulations on the “Section 199A deduction” (often called the pass-through business deduction or the qualified business income deduction). The deduction, which provided tax relief for construction firms organized as pass-through entities (as opposed to those organized as C-Corporations, whose tax rate was reduced to 21 percent), allows those businesses […]

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Senate Votes to Reopen the Government Fail

On Jan. 24, two bills that would end the partial government shutdown failed to reach the 60-vote threshold necessary to advance in the Senate.  The first bill—failing on a 52-44 vote—would have funded currently shutdown federal agencies for three weeks to allow federal workers to receive their last two paychecks while Congress and the White House […]

Aerial View of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

AGC In-House Environmental Managers Meeting | February 20, 2019 | Arlington, VA

Are you an environmental professional working at a general construction firm? Join your peers at the next AGC In-House Environmental Managers (IHEM) meeting on Feb. 20, 2019, at AGC’s Headquarters in Arlington, VA. The IHEM meeting creates a forum for greater peer-to-peer learning and interaction by facilitating a series of moderated roundtable discussions. You choose […]

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AGC Financial Issues Committee Winter Meeting Recap

On January 10-11, construction company CFO’s and other senior accounting and tax professionals attended the AGC Financial Issues Committee (FIC) Winter Meeting in Miami, FL. Committee members heard a legislative update from Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), and discussed the tax reform legislation its impact on the 2019 tax filing season for the construction industry. The […]

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Confirmation Process for EPA Administrator Begins

On January 16, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler fielded questions from senators in a confirmation hearing at the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  Federal jurisdiction of waters of the United States (WOTUS) and the renewable fuel standard remained top priorities for several Republican senators. Although Democratic senators highlighted the partial […]

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House Passes Disaster-Aid Funding Bill

Includes $7 Billion for Infrastructure; May Wait Until Shutdown ends On Jan. 16, the House passed—on a mostly party line 237-137 vote—an AGC-supported emergency funding bill to help communities rebuild from last year’s natural disasters, including Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the California wildfires, the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and earthquake in Alaska.  The bill provides about $7 […]

Aerial View of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

AGC In-House Environmental Managers Meeting | February 20, 2019 | Arlington, VA

Are you an environmental professional working at a general construction firm? Join your peers at the next AGC In-House Environmental Managers (IHEM) meeting on Feb. 20, 2019, at AGC’s Headquarters in Arlington, VA. The IHEM meeting creates a forum for greater peer-to-peer learning and interaction by facilitating a series of moderated roundtable discussions. You choose […]