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Constructor Cast: Advancing Your Career

From college students to CEO opportunities, AGC assists all levels of construction professionals in advancing their career. This episode of the AGC Constructor Cast will help guide listeners in ways to advancing their construction careers with scholarships, courses, and peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges. To access this episode, click here.

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GSA Administrator to Speak at AGC Convention

Headlines Federal Contractors Session on April 2 General Services Administration (GSA) Emily Murphy will headline the Federal and Heavy Construction Division Session (April 2 at 9:00 am MT) at AGC’s 100th Annual Convention taking place on April 1 – 4, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.  Administrator Murphy leads a staff of more than 11,000 employees nationwide, overseeing approximately 368 million […]

Nason Approved as FHWA Administrator

On March 28, by a vote of 95-1, the Senate approved AGC-supported nominee Nicole Nason to serve as the 26th Federal Highway Administrator. Nason has a strong background in transportation having served as the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSHA) in the George W. Bush Administration. She also served as an assistant secretary at […]

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AGC Weighs-In Supporting Increased Airport Infrastructure Funding

On March 26, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing focused on the chronic underinvestment in our nation’s airports and potential solutions. Prior to the hearing AGC urged support for increasing airport infrastructure, including increasing the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC).  The PFC is a local airport user fee used for airport facility expansion and renovation […]

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AGC-Supported Bill Introduced to Fix “Retail Glitch”

Would Help Retail, Restaurant Renovation Projects On March 25, a bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives – led by Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.)— introduced AGC-supported legislation to correct a drafting error from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA, the 2017 tax reform law), that inadvertently extended the depreciation schedule […]

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DOL Proposes Update to Regular Rate of Pay Regulations

Part of Updating Overtime Rules On March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) unveiled a proposed rule that would update the regulations governing regular rate requirements for the first time in more than 50 years. Regular rate requirements define what forms of payment employers include and exclude in the “time and […]

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AGC-Backed Legislation Addressing Government-Mandated PLAs Introduced

Would Establish Government Neutrality in Federal and Federally-Assisted Contracts During the week of March 25, U.S. Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Reps. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) introduced legislation (S. 907 and H.R. 1858) that falls in line with AGC’s long standing position on government-mandated project labor agreements. That position is […]

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Multiemployer Pensions: Support Composite Plans The nation’s multiemployer pension plan system is facing a crisis. Various measures have been proposed to address the severe underfunding of these plans as well as the federal agency serving as their financial backstop – the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. However, one pension reform policy that should be enacted immediately […]

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

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 Facility Engineering Command, Air Force […]

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AGC-Backed DERA Authorization Introduced in the House

Would Annually Provide $100M in Grants for Diesel Retrofits On March 14, a bipartisan group of Representatives – led by Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Billy Long (R-MO) – introduced the AGC-backed House companion to the Senate re-authorization for the Diesel Reductions Act (DERA) program. Through the DREA program, AGC chapters – working with AGC of America – have won […]