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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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AGC Pushes Biden Administration for Lumber Price Relief

On May 17, nearly 100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives—at AGC’s urging—called on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to negotiate a softwood lumber trade agreement with Canada.

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AGC Presses for Action on Construction Materials Prices

On May 28, the President Biden’s National Economic Council sought consultation from AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson on construction supply chain issues, materials price increases and their impacts.

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AGC Continues to Press for Timely Forgiveness of PPP Loans

On May 10, AGC filed a Freedom of Information Act request in response to SBA’s delayed decision-making process of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as AGC members report they have already waited many months for SBA to act on forgiveness applications for loans over $2 million.

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U.S. Treasury Outlines How States Can Spend $350 Billion State & Local Government COVID-Relief

On May 13, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued an interim final rule (IFR) detailing how the $350 billion in state, local, and territorial government funding provided through the American Rescue Plan Act can be spent.

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Senate Republicans Consider an Infrastructure Counteroffer

Senate Republicans are reportedly preparing a counteroffer to the White House’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal.

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AGC Opposes Rollback of FLSA Independent Contractor & Joint Employer Rules

AGC filed comments opposing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) recent proposals to withdrawal the Independent Contractor status and rescind the Joint Employer definition under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

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President’s Infrastructure Plan Elevates PRO Act & Other Labor Initiatives

President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes new workforce investments, labor preferences and the PRO Act.

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The PRO Act in the Senate

Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka that the PRO Act would receive a vote in the U.S. Senate if 50 senators pledge to support it.

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