Every week brings new reports of materials costs hitting record highs, while lead times lengthen or become ever more uncertain.
AGC of America recently released a Construction Inflation Alert. This document is intended to help chapters and members explain to owners,... Read More
On October 25, the Senate voted 50-41 to confirm President Biden’s nominee to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. Doug Parker, formerly the chief of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, as well as serving as deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Mine Safety and... Read More
On October 27, the U.S. Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) officially signaled that it is moving closer to developing a national workplace heat standard. AGC previously testified against legislation requiring such a standard, citing the industry’s thorough, proactive work in this area... Read More
Would Eliminate Ambiguity Regarding Use for Transportation Projects
On October 27, Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-Ga.) introduced the AGC-backed legislation that would make several categories of infrastructure investments—including transportation projects—and disaster relief... Read More
Addresses Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Provision
On October 28, AGC along with others called on Congress to extend the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) through the end of the year. Earlier this year, the ERTC was extended through December 2021. However, the bipartisan infrastructure bill... Read More
Provides Additional Information on Religious Objections to Workplace Vaccine Requirements
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about religious objections to employer COVID-19... Read More
On October 20, the Federal Highway Administration released fiscal year end estimates on the Highway Trust Fund balance. Here are the fast facts:
The trust fund finished FY 2021 with $21.1B cash-on-hand.
The Congressional Budget Office forecasted a much lower number (in the range of $13B).... Read More
Only 14 states and the District of Columbia have added construction jobs since just before the start of the pandemic in February 2020, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that widespread... Read More
The AGC Education and Research Foundation has funded the development of a series of construction case studies that can be used by faculty members in college and university construction education programs to supplement their primary instructional materials. The latest in this seres was completed in... Read More
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) Joins AGC for Tour
On October 18, Alabama AGC and AGC of America, working with Rabren General Contractors and Auburn University, led Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) on a tour of the Auburn University Football Performance Center construction project. The $92 million project will... Read More
On October 21, the AGC co-chaired Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) began a 13-state ad campaign targeting six House Democrats and nine House Republicans to press for passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan (physical) infrastructure bill, formally entitled the Infrastructure Investment... Read More
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