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Phyllis Harden

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Federal/Heavy

December 9, 2011
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) and Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) announced that the House and Senate will hold a joint Conference Committee meeting on the remaining fiscal year 2012 appropriations bills beginning Dec. 8. AGC has advocated for this measure to come together to ensure the vast majority of the federal construction programs are well funded for the next fiscal year, as this legislation will  include the remaining nine appropriations for fiscal 2012.
November 20, 2011
AGC is again attacking agency efforts to impose Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects.  This week, AGC sent letters to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Navy Facilities Engineering Command expressing strong concerns against their decisions to impose a project labor agreement (PLA) on three separate projects.
November 19, 2011
On Nov. 14, 2011, AGC submitted comments to the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) on a proposed rule that would impose limits on a federal employee’s ability to attend meetings and events held by any organization that employs lobbyists, regardless of whether the meeting would hold educational value for the federal government.
November 19, 2011
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), on Wednesday, delayed consideration of the 2012 Energy and Water Appropriations bill until after Thanksgiving.  This legislation included $31.6 billion for energy and water programs, including funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with funding for financial services and the Department of State and foreign operations.  Earlier in the week, Sen. Reid had hoped to move forward with legislation; but when that effort failed after numerous senators objected, Reid attempted to move the energy and water legislation as a stand-alone bill.  That effort, however, was delayed when senators attempted to add numerous amendments, slowing debate.  
November 6, 2011
On Nov. 2, 2011, the AGC BIM Forum held, for the first time, a major panel discussion of leading federal agency representatives to hear about the utilization of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the federal government. AGC, through its strong partnerships with the federal agencies, organized the session.
November 6, 2011
AGC leaders held a meeting on Nov. 2, 2011, with key officials from the “Tri-services Group” which includes the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Air Force, Army Corps of Engineers and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (the Tri-Services group) held a joint session to hear about the DOD’s plans to create an evaluation factor for Total Ownership Costs (TOC) of certain types of facility construction.
October 17, 2011
On Oct. 5, the Small Business Administration (SBA) proposed a new rulemaking that would heighten the scrutiny on a contractor’s compliance with its small business subcontracting plan and impose additional duties on both the prime contractor and the contracting officer.  The majority of these new provisions implement the AGC-opposed contracting reform provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
October 15, 2011
On Oct. 10, the administration announced a list of 14 infrastructure projects to be expedited through a permitting and environmental streamlining process. These projects are part of President Obama’s efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal permit decisions and environmental reviews in order to create jobs by moving projects quickly from conception to completion. 
October 15, 2011
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee met today to consider H.R. 1734, the “Civilian Property Realignment Act.” The bill, sponsored by House Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), would employ a Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)-like process for civilian properties, reduce the federal footprint and save taxpayers billions of dollars. AGC has been working with committee staff to better understand the impact of this legislation and how the construction industry can play a large part in ensuring the success of this effort.
October 13, 2011
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced S. 1606, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which would require federal agencies to be more transparent and accountable in the regulatory process.   The AGC-supported legislation would modernize the 1946 Administrative Procedures Act by codifying requirements for cost-benefit analysis that administrations of both parties have sought through executive order, which hasn’t been adapted for 65 years. 

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