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House of Representatives Passes the PRO Act

On March 9, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the PRO Act largely along partisan lines with a final vote of 225-206.

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The CDC is Not Recommending Double-Masking

On February 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report finding, among other things, that fitting a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask (“double masking”) improved source control and reduced wearer exposure to contracting COVID-19.

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PRO Act – Labor Law Reform Legislation Introduced in Congress

Action Needed

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President Biden Issues More than 20 Executive Orders

In just one week in office, President Biden has issued 21 executive orders, a figure surpassing former President Obama’s 20 executive orders issued over the course of all of 2013.

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President Biden Focuses on COVID-19 Safety in the Workplace

On January 21, President Biden issued an executive order (EO) calling on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue revised COVID-19 guidance to employers by February 4.

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AGC Scores Major Victories in Year-End Legislation

AGC blocked a surprise federal tax increase of up to 37 percent on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness, benefiting tens of thousands of construction firms.

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AGC PAC Endorses Kelly Loeffler & David Perdue 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 David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for the United States Senate. AGC PAC officials said they are supporting the senators’ campaigns because of their strong pro-construction record and support for the industry.

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AGC Leads Coalition Calling on Congress to Fix PPP Tax Issues

On December 3, AGC, along with 564 trade associations, called on Congress to pass legislation reversing IRS policy that turns promised, tax-free PPP loan forgiveness into a taxable event.

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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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