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June 2, 2015
Construction employment expanded in 232 metro areas, declined in 66 and was stagnant in 60 between April 2014 and April 2015, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by AGC.  Association officials said even as contractors in many parts of the country continue to expand... Read More

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June 29, 2015
‘EJSCREEN’ Expected to Guide Agenda for Rule-Writers and Citizen Activists In its latest move to make environmental data more transparent and readily available to the public at large, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new environmental justice (EJ) screening and mapping... Read More
June 29, 2015
In June 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first major revisions to the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements since 1988 to help prevent and detect UST releases. With this action, EPA also amended the state program approval regulations. The final rule... Read More
June 29, 2015
‘EJSCREEN’ Expected to Guide Agenda for Rule-Writers and Citizen Activists In its latest move to make environmental data more transparent and readily available to the public at large, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new environmental justice (EJ) screening and mapping... Read More
June 26, 2015
Contact Your Member of Congress and Ask Them to Sign House Letter Representatives Charles Boustany (R-La.) and Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) are currently circulating an AGC-supported letter urging appropriators to utilize Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) revenues at the levels set by the Water... Read More
June 26, 2015
This week, the Congressional Budget Office issued a report detailing public spending on transportation and water infrastructure from 1956 to 2014.  The report showed that public spending on Transportation and Water Infrastructure has been fairly consistent as a share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP... Read More
June 26, 2015
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (PRRIA) by a vote of 316-101. The main focus of the bill is to reform and improve our nation’s intercity passenger rail systems.  These reforms are achieved mostly through changes to Amtrak and... Read More
June 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a pilot program this week that will allow state and local governments to utilize local hiring preferences on their federal-aid highway and federal transit assisted contracts. The pilot program is effective immediately. In addition, DOT issued a... Read More
June 26, 2015
Comments Due by March 17 AGC is in the process of evaluating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. The proposal would greatly increase the stringency of the ozone NAAQS at a time when implementation of the current... Read More
June 26, 2015
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a proposed rule that would expand mentor-protégé arrangements to all federal small businesses. In a mentor-protégé arrangement, a small business—i.e., the protégé—can joint venture with non-small businesses—i.e., large or mid-tier... Read More
June 26, 2015
Reps. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) are circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter in support of tax-exempt municipal bonds. The letter urges Speaker of the House John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to support municipal bonds and oppose proposals that would cap or... Read More

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