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July 2, 2015
Construction employment held steady in June at the highest level in six years, while the number of unemployed workers with construction experience fell to the lowest total since 2001, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the new... Read More

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July 30, 2015
Register Now and Save at meetings.agc.org/agc_cfma Jointly sponsored by AGC and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), the 19th Annual AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference will be held Nov. 4-6, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. This three-day conference... Read More
July 30, 2015
More Information at meetings.agc.org/highway Get up-to-date information on a variety of issues that will impact the highway and transportation construction markets over the next year. The 2015 AGC Highway Contractors Conference will be held Nov. 5-7, 2015, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge... Read More
July 30, 2015
AGC will be hosting its first ever Utility Infrastructure Conference, Sept. 29–Oct. 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. Join other contractors, owners and key industry constituents involved in every aspect of utility infrastructure construction for high-quality education sessions, the premier utility... Read More
July 30, 2015
Yesterday, the House passed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability Act of 2015, which would allow for the department secretary to more easily remove or demote the agency’s civil service employees guilty of misconduct or found to be incompetent.  The bill would also require that all... Read More
July 30, 2015
The highway & transit extension also includes $3.4 billion to cover a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funding gap for the remainder of the current fiscal year, ending September 30.  The department needed the additional funds to continue to pay for non-Department medical services to... Read More
July 30, 2015
Significant Disagreements among Corps & EPA U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, Major General John Peabody, cited significant issues in the Waters of the United States final rule prior to its release in a May 15 memorandum to... Read More
July 30, 2015
Senate Approves DRIVE Act, House to Focus on Long-Term Bill in Sept. The Senate today approved H.R. 22, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act by a vote of 65-34. Thank you to those who have contacted their Senators over the past week, urging support for this... Read More
July 29, 2015
Does your company use towels, rags or absorbents to clean machinery, parts or spills?  If yes, then you will want to know about a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that may exclude your “solvent-contaminated wipes” from the hazardous waste regulations.  The federal rule took effect in... Read More
July 29, 2015
July 30 UPDATE: A Judicial Panel on Multi-District litigation has randomly selected the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in which to consolidate the multiple challenges to the WOTUS rule filed in circuit courts across the country - click here.  EPA and the Army Corps have also... Read More
July 29, 2015
Construction employment declined in 127 metro areas, was stagnant in 51 and increased in 180 between June 2014 and June 2015, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.  Association officials noted that the declines come... Read More

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