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AGC PAC Endorses Steve Daines for U.S. Senate

The Associated General Contractors of America Political Action Committee, also known as the AGC PAC, announced today that it has endorsed Steve Daines for the United States Senate. AGC PAC officials said they are supporting the senator’s campaign because of his strong pro-construction record.

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AGC PAC Endorses John James for U.S. Senate

The Associated General Contractors of America Political Action Committee, also known as the AGC PAC, announced today that it has endorsed John James for the United States Senate. AGC PAC officials said they are supporting the James campaign because of his commitment to support the construction industry.

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AGC PAC Endorses Susan Collins for U.S. Senate

The Associated General Contractors of America Political Action Committee, also known as the AGC PAC, announced today that it has endorsed Susan Collins for the United States Senate. AGC PAC officials said they are supporting the senator’s campaign because of her strong pro-construction record.

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AGC PAC Endorses Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate

The Associated General Contractors of America Political Action Committee, also known as the AGC PAC, announced today that it has endorsed Joni Ernst for the United States Senate. AGC PAC officials said they are supporting the senator’s campaign because of her strong pro-construction record.

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Federal Government Funding Bill Likely to Become Law

On September 22, the House passed a bill to fund the federal government, known as a continuing resolution (CR), through December 11, 2020. 

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Federal Government Funding Bill’s Impact on Direct Federal Construction

While not ideal, enactment of a short-term continuing resolution (CR) will ensure federal agencies remain open and ongoing projects for direct federal contractors (e.g., those with contracts directly with the U.S. Army Corps, Navy, General Services Administration, etc.) remain uninterrupted through December 11. 

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AGC and its Members Support Construction Safety Week & National Falls Stand-Down

During the week of September 14, AGC and its members engaged in various efforts to celebrate the industry’s shared commitment to safety.

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DOL Revises FFCRA Regulations Clarifying Paid Leave Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The revisions come as a result of a federal court decision that found portions of the regulations invalid.

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DOL Releases Guidance on Teleworking Arrangements

With telework arrangements expanding in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2020-5 to clarify an employer’s obligation to track the number of hours of compensable work by employees who are teleworking or otherwise working away from premises controlled by their employers.

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President Acts on Payroll Tax Deferral: What this Means and What Employers Should Know

On August 8, President Trump issued a presidential memorandum that would defer—not forgive—the withholding, deposit and payment of certain payroll taxes paid from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.

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