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FHWA Announces Historic Bridge Funding Investment Provided by New Infrastructure Law

On January 14, the Federal Highway Administration launched the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program created in the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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Supreme Court Freezes OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination-or Testing ETS

On January 13, the Supreme Court reinstated the nationwide stay on implementation and enforcement of the OSHA COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing emergency temporary standard (ETS).

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Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Update

A December 17, 2021, decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit effectively maintains a Georgia federal district court’s nationwide stay (or freeze) of the federal contractor vaccine mandate until—potentially—as late as April 2022.

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Supreme Court to Consider OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination-or Testing Mandate

On January 7, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether or not the Sixth Circuit was correct when it decided on December 17, 2021, to remove the nationwide stay (freeze) of the OSHA COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing emergency temporary standard (ETS).

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Update on AGC’s Lawsuit Challenging the OSHA Vaccination/Testing Mandate

All 34 lawsuits—including AGC’s, supported by the Construction Advocacy Fund—challenging OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 are now consolidated in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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AGC Calls on Treasury to Provide Supply Chain Relief

On November 29, AGC, along with 18 other organizations, sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen asking her department to clarify that American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds can be used by state and local governments to mitigate the effects of material and supply chain delays and shortages.

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AGC-Backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Signed into Law

On November 15, President Biden signed the AGC-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), into law. 

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Update on Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

On November 4, the White House announced that the deadline for direct federal contractors to have their employees fully vaccinated under the federal contractor vaccine mandate will be same as the new OSHA ETS: January 4, 2022. Previously, the deadline for direct federal contractors was December 8, 2021.

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AGC Meets with White House on OSHA COVID-19 Testing Mandate

On October 19, AGC met with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to share a host of concerns about the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) draft emergency temporary standard (ETS).

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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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