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U.S. House takes First Step at Reforming Public Workforce System

On April 9, the U.S. House passed the AGC -supported H.R. 6655, A Stronger Workforce for America Act, on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis, to reauthorize and reform the nation’s public workforce system with funding for training and career services.

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EPA Finalizes Drinking Water Standards for PFAS Pollution

On Wednesday, April 10, the Biden Administration issued the first-ever national drinking water standard to mitigate the exposure to harmful per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, popularly known as “forever chemicals.”

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Congress Votes to Overturn NLRB Joint Employer Rule

On April 10, the U.S. Senate voted to block the National Labor Relations Board from finalizing its new joint employer rule by advancing a bipartisan Congressional Review Act resolution in a 50-48 vote.

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U.S. DOT Finalizes DBE Rule

On April 9, the U.S. Department of Transportation finalized the new rule for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program. The rule will take effect on May 9, 2024.

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Free Online Fall Prevention Safety Training

AGC of America is pleased to offer this one-day Fall Prevention in Construction safety training on May 8 & 9, based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry.

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U.S. Senate Votes to Block FHWA Greenhouse Gas Rule

On April 10, the U.S. Senate invoked the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to block the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) greenhouse gas rule

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Two-Part Webinar Series on Safe Digging

AGC of America is hosting a two-part webinar series on safe digging practices to highlight best practices contractors should adhere to when excavating and in celebration of the conclusion of National Safe Digging Month. 

 

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AGC Urges the Corps to Retain Longstanding Historic Properties Procedures

On April 9, AGC of America and its coalition partners responded to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposal to revoke its agency-specific procedures called “Appendix C”. 

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OSHA Finalizes Controversial Walkaround Inspections Rule

A new regulation could enable community activists, worker advocacy groups, personal injury attorneys, or union representatives to serve as third party employee representatives who join OSHA officials on walkaround inspections.

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AGC Wins (Again) on FHWA Greenhouse Gas Rule

A Kentucky federal court—in line with AGC litigation support—agrees with an earlier Texas court ruling striking down a FHWA regulation that would have diverted federal-aid highway construction funding to more non-construction uses, like the purchase of buses, Amtrak cars, and EV charging stations.

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