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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 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
As the controversy surrounding the new “Waters of the U.S.” rule continues to mount, the regulated community and regulators alike are preparing for how they will actually apply the rule, which is slated to take effect Aug. 28.  AGC has opened up the lines of communication with the top regulatory... 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
July 27, 2015
On Tuesday, Ohio Governor John Kasich announced his intention to officially enter the Republican presidential primary. He becomes the 16th Republican candidate who will qualify for the ballot. The field is expected to swell to its maximum size when former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore joins the contest... Read More
July 27, 2015
The House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health this week passed The Construction Reform Act of 2015, introduced by House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), that would require another federal construction agency to execute U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA)... Read More
July 27, 2015
On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee approved a two-year, $95.6 billion tax extenders package by a 23 to-3 vote with Senators Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) voting against the package. Chairman Hatch noted in his opening statement, “that this year marked the... Read More
July 27, 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... Read More
July 27, 2015
Only July 23, the House Education and Workforce Committee hosted a hearing to review the impact of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s proposed rule to change the overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. AGC partnered with a joint employer coalition group dedicated... Read More
July 27, 2015
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 258-166 legislation introduced by Rep. David McKinley (R-W.V.) to roll back certain parts of the Environment Protection Agency’s regulations of coal ash. A similar bill has been introduced by Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Joe Manchin (... Read More
July 27, 2015
Thank You for Contacting Your Senators and Asking Them for Their Support    The Senate voted 62-36 yesterday to begin debate on the long-term highway & transit bill known as the “Drive Act.” The vote now opens the bill up for debate, amendments and hopefully approval before the July 31 program... Read More

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