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
AGC Warns of Negative Impacts on Project Delivery and Environment
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed legislation which would expand the Buy America requirement to include construction materials. AGC and other industry stakeholders are concerned that this new requirement... Read More
Legislation would invest $40 billion in the clean water state revolving fund
On June 10, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the AGC-supported Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915) with bipartisan support. The bill would authorize over $50... Read More
On June 16, a bipartisan group of senators—10 Democrats and 10 Republicans— announced an agreement on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. The two-page plan includes $579 billion in new spending (on top of reauthorized transportation programs) to rebuild America’s roads and bridges, improve... Read More
On Monday, September 20th, AGC Charities is holding a volunteer day at Give Kids the World Village to make improvements to the facility including replacing a protective fence and upgrading bathrooms at one of the Village’s pools. Watch this video here to learn more about the project. With your help... Read More
Construction Association Calls on President to Immediately End Tariffs and Quotas on Steel, Aluminum, and Lumber as First Step to Easing Pressure on Construction Costs and Supply-Chain Bottlenecks
The cost of goods and services used in construction climbed by a record-setting 4.3 percent in May... Read More
As AGC continues to pressure the Small Business Administration (SBA) to change its approach to applications for the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Loans over $2M, the agency finally appears to be doing just that. The agency has yet to make any announcements and details are still missing. ... Read More
Gains on WOTUS, Endangered Species Act Regulations & More in Jeopardy
The Biden Administration has taken several steps in the last two weeks to begin the process of repealing and modifying many of the prior administration’s signature environmental permitting reforms related to species and... Read More
On June 10, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved legislation to reauthorize federal-aid highway and transit programs, on a mostly partly line vote. This five-year, $547 billon bill will now go to the full House for a floor vote at a yet to be determined date. An AGC... Read More
On June 9, AGC and the business community urged President Biden to remove steel and aluminum tariffs and quotas on the nation’s allies to help address significant price and availability issues for those construction materials. For instance, a widely watched index of steel prices rose 11% in April... Read More
AGC warns could result in significant delays for infrastructure project delivery
Advancing legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate include an AGC-opposed provision that would expand federal-aid highway and transit programs’ Buy America requirements to “construction... Read More
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