AGC of America


AGC of America

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Director of Political Affairs

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  • published Where the Senate Stands in PAC Member News 2020-10-19 13:46:40 -0400

    Where the Senate Stands

    Now, less than a month before the official Election Day, we see multiple polls coming regularly in almost every competitive Senate race. Democrats need a net conversion of three Republican seats if Joe Biden is elected President and four if he is not. With 16 races now on the competitive board, we look at where they each stand.

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  • published Georgia Polling Dichotomy in PAC Member News 2020-10-19 13:46:11 -0400

    Georgia Polling Dichotomy

    An October polling plethora has been released in Georgia, which is becoming one of the most important 2020 election cycle states both in terms of the presidential and US Senate outcomes. As the only state featuring two US Senate races, Georgia has attracted more than its share of polling universe attention.

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  • published Arizona's Importance in PAC Member News 2020-10-19 13:45:04 -0400

    Arizona's Importance

    Now moving quickly toward Election Week, it is becoming apparent that the ultimate bellwether state for the 2020 presidential election is the Grand Canyon State of Arizona. Formerly a rock solid Republican political domain, the state has been trending toward the political center in recent elections, most particularly 2018.

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  • published Potential Ticket Splitting? in PAC Member News 2020-10-19 13:33:26 -0400

    Potential Ticket Splitting?

    We’ve seen a preponderance of straight-line party voting in the past few elections, but two new surveys testing both the presidential and US Senate campaigns in respective states suggest a split ticket result could possibly occur.

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  • published Political Snippets 10.16 in PAC Member News 2020-10-19 13:47:44 -0400

    Political Snippets From Across the Country

    Listed below are political snippets on the presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial races across the country. Enjoy!

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  • published DOT Funding Alert in Action Alerts 2020-06-23 08:35:51 -0400

    Construction Jobs Are on the Line!

    Tell the Trump Administration and Congress to include immediate funding for state departments of transportation (DOTs) in future COVID-19 relief legislation! Thousands of construction jobs may be on the line if they do not act soon.

    Due to the unprecedented impact of the pandemic, some state DOTs are delaying and cancelling projects, as transportation revenue projections show significant declines nationwide. Without immediate federal funding to state DOTs to help ensure these projects can move forward, the threat of significant layoffs grows exponentially.

    Projections continue to show decreases in state motor fuel tax and toll receipts as nationwide vehicle traffic reduction bottomed out at about 50 percent during the height of the pandemic. The Trump Administration and Congress must provide state DOTs with immediate funding to combat the threat of further project delays, cancellations and, ultimately, construction worker layoffs.

    Taking action is easy. Simply complete this form to submit the pre-written message as is or customize it with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your company.

  • published Action Alerts in Take Action 2020-01-27 16:13:11 -0500

    Action Alerts

    AGC members are the association’s greatest advocates.  At times throughout the year, it is necessary to call upon the membership to make its voice heard loudly and clearly on legislative and regulatory matters affecting the construction industry.

    Please complete the signup process to receive AGC Action Alerts so that you can help make a difference.


  • AGC Testifies on Water Infrastructure Investment

    On Sept. 19, Jamey Sanders, Vice President of Choctaw Transportation and Division Chair of AGC of America’s Federal and Heavy Construction Division, testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the importance of water resource infrastructure to the U.S. economy. 

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  • Construction Employment Increases in 40 States and D.C.

    Forty states added construction jobs between July 2018 and July 2019, while construction employment increased in 25 states from June to July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released on August 16. Association officials said the new jobs totals indicate there is a need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.

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  • EEOC Opens EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Collection Portal

    On July 15, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) officially opened the Web-based portal for the reinstated EEO-1 collection of pay and hours worked data for calendar years 2017 and 2018. The EEOC also provided a series of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) regarding the new requirements and a More Info Page to assist filers. The More Info page provides additional resources such as a sample form, an instruction booklet, a user’s guide, a fact sheet, and reference documents. 

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  • AGC Supports OFCCP’s Increased Focus on Compliance Assistance

    On June 7, AGC submitted comments to the U. S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in response to its proposal to institute a new approach in reviewing federal construction contractors’ compliance with OFCCP’s Affirmative Action Program (AAP) and record-keeping requirements through compliance checks. OFCCP intends for these compliance checks to be less burdensome, but exercised in greater quantity as opposed to more intensive compliance reviews or audits. If OFCCP determines during the compliance check that the contractor has not maintained AAPs, affirmative action specifications, and required records, OFCCP will provide individualized compliance assistance to help the contractor come into compliance and may place the contractor in a pool for a future compliance evaluation. The amount of information for contractors to submit would be more extensive for direct federal contractors than federally assisted contractors.

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