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January 6, 2021
                Few Construction Firms Will Add Workers In 2021 As Industry Struggles With Declining Demand, Growing Number Of Project Delays And Cancellations New Industry Outlook Finds Most Contractors Expect Demand for Many Categories of Construction to Decline, Few Firms Expect the... Read More

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Carper Reiterates Memorial Day Goal for Committee Passage of Bill On February 24, the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works held its first infrastructure hearing of the new Congress, titled “Building Back Better: Investing in Transportation while Addressing Climate Change, Improving... Read More
February 25, 2021
Agency Should Consider Science, Experience and Practical, Industry-Specific Approaches On February 24, AGC called on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to follow the traditional federal regulatory processes that allow for all industries—including construction—to better... Read More
February 25, 2021
Would Prohibit Government-Mandated PLAs on Federal & Federal-Aid Projects On February 24, Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Reps. Ted Budd (D-N.C.) and John Moolenaar (R-Mich.) introduced the AGC-supported Fair and Open Competition Act (bill numbers pending) that would... Read More
February 25, 2021
Offering Undocumented Immigrants a Path to Legal Status Will Put an End to Unfair Competition and Labor Exploitation, But Bill Fails to Create a Construction Worker Visa Program, Has Other Flaws   The Associated General Contractors of America’s chief executive officer, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued... Read More
February 19, 2021
National Association will Use Results to Push for Additional Relief Measures AGC of America is conducting a new coronavirus survey to determine how the pandemic has impacted operations over the past year and their expectations. The association will use the survey results to educate officials about... Read More
February 19, 2021
AGC called on President Biden to take immediate steps to address soaring lumber prices, as well as rising costs for other construction materials. AGC CEO Steve Sandherr warned that rapidly rising lumber prices pose a growing threat to multifamily housing and other construction sectors. He urged the... Read More
February 19, 2021
Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements, Local Hire Mandates and More On February 17, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced it is seeking applicants for the $889 million available through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program to fund... Read More
February 18, 2021
Rolls Back Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program On February 17, President Biden met with the leaders of the building trades unions in his effort to lay the foundation for infrastructure legislation after Congress considers a $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill. At the meeting, the president... Read More
February 18, 2021
On February 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report finding, among other things, that fitting a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask (“double masking”) improved source control and reduced wearer exposure to contracting COVID-19. Since the report’s release, news... Read More
February 18, 2021
Takes First Step Towards Revision In accordance with the Biden administration’s recent regulatory freeze memorandum, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposal to delay of the effective date to a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor status under... Read More
February 18, 2021

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