Volume 4 -- Issue 31 -- August 23, 2007
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Labor
DHS Publishes Final No-Match Rule; AGC to Hold Audio Conference
Highway
Support the National Highway System Bridge Reconstruction Initiative

  DHS Publishes Final No-Match Rule; AGC to Hold Audio Conference

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule on so-called “no-match letters” on August 15, 2007.

A “no-match letter” is a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) informing an employer that employee name and social security numbers (SSNs) submitted on W-2s do not match SSA records or a letter from DHS informing an employer that an immigration status or I–9 document presented by an employee was not assigned to that employee according to DHS records.  The rule takes effect on September 14, 2007.

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  Support the National Highway System Bridge Reconstruction Initiative

AGC issued a Legislative Action Alert to members urging support for Chairman Jim Oberstar’s (D-Minn.) bridge improvement proposal.  Chairman Oberstar is preparing to introduce the National Highway System Bridge Reconstruction Initiative, legislation that would:

• improve the safety of the nation's bridges by providing dedicated funding to States to repair, rehabilitate, and replace structurally deficient bridges in your state on the National Highway System.
• require funds to be distributed based on public safety and need, not by way of congressional earmarks.  The proposed legislation would create a Bridge Reconstruction Trust Fund to ensure new revenues are utilized for this purpose and supplement the existing federal highway and transit programs.
• consider all options to generate the necessary revenue for the program and would help reverse the trend in the growing gap between funding for our nations infrastructure needs.
• Click here to view the conditions of U.S. highway bridges by state.

Click here and write to your Representative today through AGC’s Legislative Action Center. Urge them to support the National Highway System Bridge Reconstruction Initiative.

For more information, please contact Brian Deery at (703) 837-5319 or deeryb@agc.org.
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