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December 23, 2008
Bob Kipp, executive director of the Common Ground Alliance, and Vic Weston (Tri-State Road Boring in Baton Rouge), former AGC national treasurer, briefed a federal pipeline safety standards committee and made the case for more effective damage prevention measures.  The committee is working to set the federal government’s pipeline regulatory agenda for 2009, and Misters Kip and Weston made a strong case that states with poor underground infrastructure must make the safety of construction and utility workers a top priority.
December 17, 2008
The national dialogue about infrastructure investment is gaining momentum and one of the challenges our industry faces is educating the public about substantial national and local investment needs.Investment in infrastructure is increasingly viewed as a means of quickly stimulating the economy, and providing good jobs by rehabilitating and replacing aging infrastructure. AGC of America has been a leader in our Advocacy for the inclusion of major funding for all types of infrastructure in the much discussed 2009 stimulus package.
December 3, 2008
The nation is focused on getting the economy back on track and an important component of the economic stimulus package is substantial investment in our national water infrastructure. When Congress returns in January one the top issues they will tackle is a stimulus package with a substantial infrastructure component. AGC has been working to educate Congress and the incoming Administration with the help of our industry allies such as APWA, AWWA , NACWA and the WIN Coalition. AGC is working with our partners to obtain and share data on water and wastewater projects that are ready to go which will provide much needed jobs in this time of financial uncertainty.
December 3, 2008
AGC of America is excited to announce this year's Highway & Utilities Contractors Issues Meeting, to be held from February 5th-7th, 2009 at the La Quinta Resort and Club in Palm Springs, California. This meeting is the premier gathering for contractors and related businesses involved in every aspect of highway and utility construction to hear about and discuss issues and trends in these markets, so mark your calendars now! Some of the Issues on the Agenda:
November 7, 2008

Thanks to the hard work and persistence of AGC of America, our network of members, and Chapter partners, Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure is being viewed nationwide.

October 16, 2008
As reported Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) convened a forum with economic experts to discuss an economic recovery plan for the nation.  She announced that she would be calling on the appropriate committee chairmen to conduct hearings on various portions of an economic recovery package in the upcoming weeks.
October 14, 2008
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) convened a forum with economic experts to discuss an economic recovery plan for the nation on Monday.  Prior to the meeting, AGC sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to consider economic stimulus initiatives that will positively impact economic activity, including provisions to boost the construction industry.
October 13, 2008
AGC of America is excited to announce the 2009 Highway & Utilities Contractors Issues Meeting, to be held February 5 -7, 2009 at the La Quinta Resort and Club in Palm Springs, California. This meeting is the premier gathering place for contractors and related businesses involved in every aspect of highway and utility construction to hear about and discuss issues and trends in these markets.
September 24, 2008
On September 16, 2008, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX.) Chairwoman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, and Ranking Member Rep.  John Boozman (R-AR.) sent a letter to all four hundred and thirty five members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging their colleagues and staff to view the Liquid Assets documentary.
September 12, 2008
AGC of America is excited to announce this year's Highway & Utilities Contractors Issues Meeting, to be held from February 5th-7th, 2009 at the La Quinta Resort and Club in Palm Springs, California. This meeting is the premier gathering for contractors and related businesses involved in every aspect of highway and utility construction to hear about and discuss issues and trends in these markets, so mark your calendars now! Visit the AGC website for online registration and addtional information.

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