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New FAA Drone Registration Display Rule

Rule Takes Effect Feb. 25 On Feb. 13, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an interim final rule—taking effect on Feb. 25, 2019—requiring drone owners to display the FAA registration number on the external surface of a drone upon completion of the registration process. Drone owners are no longer permitted to enclose the registration number in […]

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AGC Supports USMCA Trade Deal

Calls on President to Lift Steel & Aluminum Tariffs On Feb. 18, AGC notified the White House of its support for the new trade agreement among the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada (USMCA). That noted, the association also strongly urged the president to remove the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum as they apply […]

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AGC Supports Bipartisan Tax-Repeal Legislation

ACA Taxes Continue to Plague Employee Benefits On Feb. 19, AGC endorsed bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the 40 percent excise tax on employer-sponsored coverage, known as the Cadillac tax, and a Senate-introduced bipartisan bill to repeal the health insurance tax (HIT). While the Cadillac tax was initially intended […]

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AGC Analysis of FY 2019 Federal Construction Accounts

On Feb. 15, Congress approved funding for those federal agencies previously operating under a continuing resolution—including the Department of Transportation, General Services Administration and Environmental Protection Agency, among others. This legislation, coupled with previously passed fiscal year (FY) 2019 spending bills, provides annual funding to all agencies of the federal government through September 30, 2019. […]

Border Wall National Emergency Declaration

AGC Highlights Concerns with Redirecting Construction Funds On Feb. 15, the president issued a national emergency declaration to redirect approximately $6.7 billion towards the construction of barriers along the southern border.  Redirected funds include: $2.5 billion from Department of Defense (DOD) counterdrug activities; nearly $600 million from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund; and $3.6 billion from military construction […]

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Tell the EPA You Support Clear & Limited Federal Water Permitting Guidelines

Over the decades, determining where federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction lies has added regulatory uncertainty, delay, and cost to construction projects throughout the nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently proposed “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule will help construction projects move forward in a timelier manner, clearly limit federal jurisdiction over water […]

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Federal Contractors Conference | June 10-12, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Early registration ends February 19 Register today for the 2019 AGC Federal Contractors Conference taking place June 10-12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. This discount offer ends February 19th and space is limited. The Federal Contractors Conference discusses the latest projects, policies and contracting issues facing the industry with federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval […]