Infrastructure

May 13, 2021

On May 13, AGC along with 57 other local and national industry stakeholders pushed back on the inclusion of mandatory hiring preferences, sometimes referred to as “Local Hire,” on federal-aid highway and transit projects. These mandates pit communities against one another, jeopardize workplace safety and add significant costs to sorely needed infrastructure improvements.

May 13, 2021

U.S. Treasury Outlines How States Can Spend $350 Billion State & Local Government COVID-Relief

May 6, 2021

Would Provide $35 Billion in the Nation’s Water Infrastructure

April 29, 2021

$15 on Federal Contracts Beginning in 2022

April 22, 2021

Would Add New Federal Labor Requirements to Getting Tax Credits

April 22, 2021

Supports AASHTO Request for Additional Highway & Bridge Investment

April 15, 2021

On April 15, AGC, along with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and other industry stakeholders, called on Congress to authorize $200 billion in highway and bridge stimulus or “down payment” funding in any infrastructure package, available to be obligated through 2026 at 100 percent federal share.

April 15, 2021

$1 Billion in RAISE Grants Tied to Administration’s Policy Objectives

April 15, 2021

Senate Republicans are reportedly preparing a counteroffer to the White House’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal. West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito and others in a Republican working group have stated that such a proposal would be in the range of $600 to $800 billion, more targeted in scope— focusing on traditional infrastructure such as roads, bridges, ports, airports, broadband, and water infrastructure— and would be funded by unspecified user fees.

April 12, 2021

On April 5, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that the administration is planning to propose that money from its infrastructure package be paid out through a "competitive bidding process," and that states and other entities would "have to apply for funding for rebuilding the infrastructure in their states or local communities. On April 6, Psaki clarified these comments, noting that while "it will be up to Congress" to shape the bill, the administration expected "a mix" of formula grants and competitive grants.

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