Construction Legislative Week in Review
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INFRASTRUCTURE
AGC-Backed Coalitions Tell Congress: America Canít Afford Your Delays
USACE Unveils Civil Works Projects for Congressional Consideration
ENVIRONMENT
AGC Says Proposal Would Limit New Mitigation Banks, Drive Up Project Costs
AGC EVENTS
Have Questions for a Federal Agency? Submit Them for AGCís Federal Contractors Conference
Mark Your Calendars for the TCC Fly-In
INFRASTRUCTURE
AGC-Backed Coalitions Tell Congress: America Canít Afford Your Delays
Tell Your Congressional Officials to Act on an Infrastructure Bill
 

The AGC-backed Transportation ConstructionCoalition and Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition joined forces behind a television and digital advertising campaign underway todraw attention to the need for a robust infrastructure package.  Included in the campaign is a 30-second television spot airing on Fox & Friends and Morning Joe on the White House cable system.

Digital ads will geo-target Capitol Hill and other policy influencers in Washington, D.C.  AGC members and chapters are encouraged to use the ads through their social media platforms and review the coalitions’ press release. AGC members should also continue contact their members of Congress directly to urge them to take action now on substantial, long-term infrastructure legislation.

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


 

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USACE Unveils Civil Works Projects for Congressional Consideration
AGC Meets with Key Congressional Offices on WRDA
 

On March 15, leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) unveiled a list of civil works construction projects for congressional approval as Congress continues work on the 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). WRDA 2018 would authorize new USACE projects for ports, levees, and key restoration efforts, among others.  AGC met with key congressional offices this week to press for the construction industry’s priorities in WRDA. AGC testified before the House of Representatives on WRDA earlier this year.

For more information, contact Jordan Howard at Jordan.Howard@agc.org or (703) 837-5368. Return to Top

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ENVIRONMENT
AGC Says Proposal Would Limit New Mitigation Banks, Drive Up Project Costs
 

AGC spoke out against  proposed guidelines that would make establishing new mitigation banks more onerous.  Proposed by the Fort Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, AGC is concerned that the guidelines may be adopted by other districts.  The draft guidelines would make investment in mitigation less attractive and increase the cost of projects that rely on robust mitigation banks to comply with legal requirements and stay on budget.  Furthermore, provisions in the proposed guidelines go beyond what is required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2008 Mitigation Rule and work against recent executive orders that prioritize regulatory reform and environmental streamlining. 

For questions, contact Leah Pilconis at pilconisl@agc.org or Melinda Tomaino at tomainom@agc.org. Return to Top

AGC EVENTS
Have Questions for a Federal Agency? Submit Them for AGCís Federal Contractors Conference
May 1-3 in Arlington, Va.
 
The difference between AGC's Federal Contractors Conference and other federal construction meetings is that at AGC’s FedCon construction contractor attendees drive the agenda. For this year’s conference—held May 1-3 at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, VA—AGC is currently seeking your questions for consideration in meetings with headquarters leaders of the federal agencies.
 
Click on the agency to see our draft agendas for their session and send AGC your comments.
 
 
At AGC’s Federal Contractors Conference, construction contractor attendees lead the meetings and develop questions for federal agencies. There are robust discussions between attendees and federal agency representatives; not death by PowerPoint presentations. 
 
In addition, learning about the latest projects and policies set to hit the street, AGC’s Federal Contractors Conference provides an opportunity to address problems the construction industry faces when working for USACE, including but not limited to: project delays, change orders, requests for equitable adjustments, claims, past performance evaluations and more.
 
To register for AGC’s FedCon, click here.  
 
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Mark Your Calendars for the TCC Fly-In
May 15-16 in Washington, D.C.
 

The 17th Annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C., scheduled for May 15-16, 2018, is well-timed to provide an opportunity to meet with your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators on the need for a robust, long-term infrastructure bill. At the TCC legislative briefing you will receive information about what policy and funding proposals are being considered. 

You will hear from key policy makers from Capitol Hill and the Administration and receive educational briefing materials on key industry priorities for your use in meeting with your congressional delegation. The Fly-In's reception will also provide you an opportunity to network with your industry peers and members of Congress and their staff.

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

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