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2020 Election Results

In a year like 2020, it is fitting that the presidential election and a number of down-ballot races have gone into political overtime. According to preliminary estimates, 160 million Americans participated in the 2020 general election shattering the previous record of 138 million in 2016. It remains uncertain if the country will eclipse the modern-era record for turnout as a share of the voting-eligible population last set at 63.8 percent in 1960.

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SBA Loan Necessity Questionnaire Under Review

On Oct. 26, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lenders would send a questionnaire to PPP borrowers who received a principal loan amount of $2 million or more and have to return a completed questionnaire in ten days.

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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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