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U.S. Senate passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus “Phase Three” Relief Package, Awaits House Action

AGC Calls for Further Measures to Safeguard the Construction Economy

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State DOTs Continue Construction Programs Uninterrupted

AGC Chapters have been in ongoing contact with state departments of transportation (DOTs) concerning COVID-19 related impacts.

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President Trump Signs Employer-Fronted Paid Leave Mandate into Law

AGC Advocates for Different Approach to Address Issue

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OSHA Revises Coronavirus Reporting Requirement after AGC Intervention

Reporting Required in Limited Circumstance where there is Evidence Employee Contracted the Virus at Place of Work

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Federal Agencies Open Guidance Document Portals; Result of Executive Orders That Bring More Transparency to Regulatory Process

As of March 5, a majority of federal agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL) and Environmental Protection Agency, have launched guidance portals in accordance with a pair of executive orders (EO 13891 and EO 13892). These measures, signed by President Trump in October 2019, intend to reduce the impact of agency guidance the White House believes has become a back-door means of regulation. The orders target significant guidance that could have the potential to impact the economy, the environment, public health, or state, local, or tribal communities.

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U.S. DOT Announces First Round of 2020 Airport Infrastructure Grants

On Feb. 19, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the award of $520 million in airport infrastructure grants to 287 airports (link is external) as part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

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President’s FY21 Budget Proposes Increased Highway and Transit Funding

Includes Top-line Surface Reauthorization Figures, Additional Infrastructure Investment in Request

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AGC hosts Rep. Comer for Tour of the Paducah Innovation Center in Western Kentucky

Construction Officials Discuss Workforce Shortages Facing the Industry

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New Analysis of “PRO Act” Legislation Finds the Measure Will Disproportionately Hurt Union Contractors and Workers

Review of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act for Short, Finds the Measure’s Provisions Would be More Harmful to Union Contractors and Workers than to Open Shop Firms

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New House Infrastructure Principles Send A Clear Message That Congress Should Make Improving Civil Works Its Top Priority

Outlines Released By Democrats and Republicans Should Inspire Congress to Make Fixing and Expanding Infrastructure its Top Priority, Top Construction Official Notes

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