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Phyllis Harden

Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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May 30, 2018
Construction employment increased in 256 out of 358 metro areas between April 2017 and April 2018, declined in 63 and was unchanged in 39, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the data... Read More

Recent Stories

October 9, 2008
Regarding the presidential race, pundits are pretty clear about the uphill battle McCain faces.  Charlie Cook, publisher of the Cook Report summed it up as follows: “Since early September this race has shifted rather dramatically in Obama's favor. As long as the focus is almost exclusively on the... Read More
October 7, 2008
One of the major issues to be faced by the 111th Congress which begins in January 2009 is the reauthorization of the federal surface transportation programs. SAFETEA-LU expires on September 30, 2009 which leaves the new Congress and the new Administration only nine months in which to draft and... Read More
October 7, 2008
The 110th Congress adjourned on October 3 after having completed action on the Economic Rescue Plan. In the final week of the session attempts to pass economic stimulus legislation, however, were unsuccessful. Senate leadership left open the possibility of returning for a "lame duck" session... Read More
October 3, 2008
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act passed the House, 263-171, today and President Bush signed it into law immediately. The bill authorizes the Treasury to buy up to $700 billion of mortgages and other assets affecting the balance sheets of financial institutions. AGC members sent more than 4,... Read More
October 2, 2008
The Senate Wednesday by a vote of 74 to 25 passed its version of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) of 2008 as an amendment to a tax extenders package, H.R. 1424.  In addition to the inclusion of a tax extenders package that includes business and energy tax extenders, the alternative... Read More
October 2, 2008
The House and Senate have approved a sweeping set of acquisition reforms, some of which had been under consideration for the past two years. Provisions in the fiscal 2009 Defense authorization bill (S. 3001) would increase competition in contracting, tightening regulations on interagency... Read More
October 2, 2008
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sent advance draft copies of the Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Cranes and Derricks on September 17. To view the advanced draft copy of the proposal, click here. It is expected that the NPRM will be published in the Federal... Read More
October 2, 2008
On September 22, the Department of Labor (DOL) awarded AGC with the prestigious Susan Harwood Grant Training program for the seventh year in a row. The Susan Harwood Training Grant is offered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within DOL.  The grant is awarded on a... Read More
October 2, 2008
The upheaval on Wall Street is delaying or stopping projects all over the country, even ones already under way. Developers who had lined up construction loans from Lehman Brothers have found the check wasn’t in the mail this month, forcing contractors to front the money—if they can find it—or walk... Read More
October 1, 2008
The upheaval on Wall Street is delaying or stopping projects all over the country, even ones already under way. Developers who had lined up construction loans from Lehman Brothers have found the check wasn’t in the mail this month, forcing contractors to front the money—if they can find it—or walk... Read More

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