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August 10, 2020

AGC of America’s Union Contractors Committee will hold its next quarterly conference call on September 10, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

August 6, 2020

Earlier this week AGC joined nearly 200 companies, unions and organizations in a letter urging Congress to include COBRA funding in the next COVID relief package. COBRA is important for the continuation of job-based health insurance for the Americans that have recently lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic.

August 6, 2020

This week, AGC helped lead a coalition effort with the International Franchise Association (IFA) calling on Congress to expand the availability of “second draw” Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses. A provision in the Senate GOP COVID relief proposal would allow small businesses to apply for a second PPP loan, but with stricter criteria than for the original PPP loans. One of the new requirements for second draw loans is that a business demonstrate a 50 percent loss in revenue.

August 6, 2020

Clarifies Outstanding Fringe Benefit Questions Regarding Paid Leave

August 6, 2020

AGC Continues to Press for Construction Industry Priorities

August 3, 2020

Clarifies Outstanding Fringe Benefit Questions Regarding Paid Leave

July 30, 2020

On July 28, AGC joined fellow construction employer groups and building trades unions in support of new retirement plans, Composite Plans, which enjoy bipartisan backing in Congress. These groups recognize the importance to preserve lifetime retirement benefits for millions of working men and women and will continue to advocate for pension reform in COVID-19 relief packages.

July 30, 2020

One provision that was unfortunately not included in the Senate Republican Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act, was the overturning of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruling related to the deductibility of expenses associated with income from Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness. Despite clear congressional intent to ensure that PPP loan forgiveness be untaxed, earlier this year the IRS ruled that any expenses associated with PPP loan forgiveness were not deductible.

July 30, 2020

The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act, introduced on July 27 by Senate Republicans, would allow certain small businesses to apply for a second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.

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