Construction Legislative Week in Review
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INFRASTRUCTURE
Tell Congress to Fund Infrastructure in Tax Reform
TRANSPORTATION
Support Grows for ELD Mandate Extension
Registration Open for November Highway, Transportation & Utility Infrastructure Conference
TAX/ACCOUNTING
Register for the AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference
INFRASTRUCTURE
Tell Congress to Fund Infrastructure in Tax Reform
Contact your Representatives and Senators
 

As the Congressional August recess continues, the AGC-co-chaired Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is asking you to reach out to your representative and senators and tell them to fix the Highway Trust Fund as part of tax reform and invest in transportation infrastructure. Congress does not return to Washington until Sept. 5 and we encourage all our members to use this time to meet with and email your members of Congress and tell them to include a permanent Highway Trust Fund fix as part of any tax reform or new infrastructure initiative.

The Hardhats for Highways site has additional information including a TCC background document and talking points for your visits.

For more information, contact Sean O’Neill at oneills@agc.org or (202) 547-8892. Return to Top

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TRANSPORTATION
Support Grows for ELD Mandate Extension
Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor Bill
 

Forty-two House members have signed on to co-sponsor H.R. 3282, legislation introduced by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) to extend for two years the deadline for installing Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) on trucks to monitor drivers’ hours of service. Included as co-sponsors are Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Michael Conaway (R-TX) chairmen of the Ways and Means, Armed Services, Rules and Agriculture committees, respectively.

Currently, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) mandates that all motor carriers required to maintain Records of Duty Status (RODS) for Hours of Service (HOS) compliance for their drivers to install ELDs by December 17, 2017. AGC has sought an exemption from this requirement for construction industry truck drivers but that request has not been accepted. Babin’s bill would delay the mandate for two years allowing time for AGC to continue to make the case that this requirement is unnecessary for construction. Contact your representatives and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 3282 and delay this mandate.

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

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Registration Open for November Highway, Transportation & Utility Infrastructure Conference
 

The 2017 Highway, Transportation and Utility Infrastructure Conference will take place Nov. 1-3, 2017 at the Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. Registration is now open. The conference features excellent speakers and group interaction on a number of topics impacting the transportation and utility infrastructure construction market.

This year’s meeting runs from Wednesday to Friday and will again feature a preliminary golf tournament to prepare you for two days of intense learning. Join your industry colleagues in Phoenix. Register today.

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

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TAX/ACCOUNTING
Register for the AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference
 

Jointly sponsored by AGC and CFMA, the 21st Annual AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference will be held Nov. 1-3, 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. This three-day conference offers programs and workshops designed specifically for financial professionals in the construction industry. The 34 interactive sessions will cover the latest industry issues and their financial implications. Participants may earn up to 20.5 continuing professional education (CPE) credits. 

For more information, contact Matthew Turkstra at matt.turkstra@agc.org or (202) 547-4733. Return to Top

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