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February 23, 2022
  NEW! ConstructorCast Episode: Material Price Escalation, Delays, and COVID-19 Construction firms are coping with a seemingly unending series of supply-chain disruptions that are compounding problems caused by record materials cost increases and pandemic-induced challenges to operations.… Read More

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Joins the Growing Chorus of Bipartisan Opposition to the Memo Republican House Members, led by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO.), wrote to Secretary Buttigieg asking that he rescind the controversial Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidance memo… Read More
March 10, 2022
Earmarks Also Set to Return after a Decade Hiatus Congress is again faced with an impending deadline to fund the government by March 11. The House of Representatives has passed a full fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding package that would set new spending levels for the year after multiple… Read More
March 10, 2022
  Construction employment climbed by 60,000 jobs between January and February as hourly pay rose at the steepest pace in nearly 40 years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. Association leaders urged officials in… Read More
March 4, 2022
Full-year Bill Would Include Funding for New Infrastructure Programs After passing a short-term three-week extension of government funding in February, Congress is again faced with an impending deadline to fund the government by March 11. This gives lawmakers a week to finalize and pass a full… Read More
March 3, 2022
  Construction spending increased in January compared to both December and a year ago, with strong gains in private nonresidential and residential construction but mixed results for public spending, according to an analysis of federal spending data the Associated General Contractors of… Read More
March 1, 2022
  Construction employment in December remained below levels reached just before the start of the pandemic in more than half the states despite widespread gains last month, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.… Read More
February 28, 2022
Good legal writing is simply good writing. Construction contracts written in legalese confuse rather than clarify performance expectations. “Gotcha clauses” buried in a contract leads parties to distrust one another. ConsensusDocs standard construction agreements are written in clear and concise… Read More
February 24, 2022
On February 22, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced nearly $450 million in newly available grant funding for port-related infrastructure projects through the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). This announcement represents a historic… Read More
February 24, 2022
AGC Continues to Push Back on “Fix-it-First” False Narrative On Feb. 18, Republican Senators, led by Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), called on Secretary Pete Buttigieg to rescind or substantially revise the controversial  Federal… Read More
February 24, 2022
Register Now for the Next Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Two-Part WebEd Series  The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that its Wage and Hour Division is seeking to add 100 investigators to its team to support its enforcement efforts including the protection of workers’ wages,… Read More
February 24, 2022