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AGC Dispels Myths About the $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

With misinformation in the public sphere about the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (formerly titled the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), AGC has produced a myth versus fact document—click HERE—to help correct the record.

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Congress Passes 30-Day Extension of the Highway and Transit Programs

On October 2, after two delayed votes in the House on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Congress agreed to a short-term, 30-day extension of surface transportation programs that expired on October 1.

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Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Guidance Released

On Sept. 24, the Safer Federal Workplace Task Force issued guidance on the president’s executive order calling for a broad vaccination mandate for direct federal contractors.

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AGC Presses OSHA on COVID-19 Testing Mandate

On September 18, AGC put forth a bevy of concerns for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider as the agency works on regulations requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or mandate that any workers who remain unvaccinated produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis.

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House Democrats Provide Labor Priorities for Human Infrastructure Bill

On September 8, House Democrats released legislative text detailing their labor priorities under consideration for inclusion in a $3.5 trillion human infrastructure bill.

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House Democrats Advance $3.5T Human Infrastructure Bill Process

On August 24, the House of Representatives passed—on a 220 to 212 party-line vote—a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that advances the legislative process for the enactment of President Biden’s human infrastructure proposal.

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Biden Signs Executive Order Setting New Goal for Electric Vehicle Sales

On August 5, President Biden signed an Executive Order setting a new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or fuel cell electric vehicles.

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Senate Moves Forward on $1.2T Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

On July 28, the Senate agreed, 67-32, to begin debate on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. Ahead of the vote, the bipartisan group of senators announced it had resolved all major issues on the package.

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Senate Democrats Begin Work on $3.5 Trillion “Human” Infrastructure Bill

On July 13, Senate Democrats announced agreement on spending $3.5 trillion using a budget process—called reconciliation—that avoids the Senate filibuster 60-vote threshold for passing legislation, and instead requires a simple majority of 51 votes.

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Bipartisan Deal on Infrastructure Framework Struck

On June 23, a bipartisan group of senators announced an agreement on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework with the White House.

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