Coronavirus - Infrastructure Impacts

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May 21, 2020
Prior to the House passing its more than $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill on May 15, AGC shared with legislators its comprehensive analysis on construction industry priorities missing from and included in the bill. There, the association noted that the legislation failed to include liability... Read More
April 2, 2020
On March 28, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – an agency within the Department of Homeland Security – released version 2.0 of its “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” guidance. The objective of the advisory guidance is to help states and local governments... Read More
March 30, 2020
Based on member inquiries, AGC updated our CARES Act analysis as it applies to small business eligibility for the new Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program. Those changes are noted below. A business is eligible for such a loan if it employs 500 employees or fewer, or if the business is... Read More
March 28, 2020
Construction Officials Say New Federal Guidance Should Signal to State and Local Officials the Need to Allow Construction Activity to Continue, or Resume, During Coronavirus-Related Work Stoppages The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr,... Read More
March 27, 2020
AGC of America’s government relations team has combed through the details of the coronavirus relief bill set for passage in the House. They provided this initial analysis of what is in the bill and how it will impact the construction industry. We will, of course, share even more details as we... Read More
March 26, 2020
An ongoing AGC survey of highway chapters and members indicated that Washington State and Vermont have become the second and third states, after Pennsylvania, to issue guidance halting all department of transportation (DOT) construction projects. As an addendum to his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”... Read More
March 26, 2020
On March 25, AGC called on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, to issue a revision to recent COVID-19 related guidance that will explicitly include all construction workers as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers... Read More
March 26, 2020
On March 25, the Senate passed the largest economic aid package in our nation’s history. On a 96-0 vote, the $2 trillion bill—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act­­—passed the Senate and is soon expected to be approved by the House and signed into law­­. This legislation... Read More
March 21, 2020
The federal government recently released a list detailing “critical infrastructure industries” whose workers are “essential” and should continue normal work schedules. Although the document lists industries for which construction is absolutely critical, our industry was not explicitly included. ... Read More
March 21, 2020
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, and the President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, Sean McGarvey, issued the following joint statement urging Government Officials to Exempt Construction Work from Regional, State and Local... Read More
March 17, 2020
Construction Firms Are Already Taking Steps to Protect Employees, Most of Whom Already Wear Protective Equipment, While Halting Work Will Undermine Efforts to Add Hospital Capacity The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the... Read More
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