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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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Would Temporarily Eliminate the 18 Cents per Gallon Federal Gas Tax Senators Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced legislation to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax through the end of the year. The bill’s sponsors claim it is to provide economic relief to families across… Read More
February 10, 2022
Allows Congress More Time to Negotiate Full-Year Bill, Including Funding for New Infrastructure Programs On February 8, the House passed a three-week long extension of government funding as the current spending agreement in place expires on February 18. If passed by the Senate, this short-term… Read More
February 10, 2022
On February 7, the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment released its report on encouraging the federal government to promote the value of labor unions and making government contractors’ employees aware of their rights to join a labor union. Many of the nearly 70 findings in… Read More
February 10, 2022
The recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) allows states or localities to implement a local hiring preference on federal-aid highway and transit projects. Such was already the case prior to passage of IIJA through a U.S. DOT pilot program. However, as part of that pilot… Read More
February 10, 2022
Ends Secret Ballot in Union Organizing Elections (Card Check), Forced CBA Arbitration and More On February 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the AGC-opposed America COMPETES Act, a bill meant to improve American economic competitiveness against China. While previous iterations of… Read More
February 10, 2022
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress and the President to Oppose Government-Mandated PLAs  Take action now and tell your members of Congress and President Biden to oppose government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). On February 4, President Biden signed E.O. 14063 that will require—with… Read More
February 10, 2022
  The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement today in response to the introduction of a bill by several Democratic Senators to suspend the federal gas tax for the remainder of 2022 in response to rising… Read More
February 10, 2022
Agencies are working on the fourth and fifth versions in play since 2015 On Feb. 7, AGC responded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army (Army Corps of Engineers) latest proposed definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS). This definition determines when an… Read More
February 10, 2022
  AGC of America released the February edition of its Construction Inflation Alert. This document is intended to inform project owners, government officials, and the public about the extreme cost increases and supply-chains disruptions affecting construction. The current version of the Alert… Read More
February 9, 2022
  Construction employment dipped by 5,000 jobs between December and January even though hourly pay rose at a record pace in the past year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. Association officials said future job gains… Read More
February 4, 2022