TAKE ACTION: Urge Your Senators to Support Counting Lower-Tier Small Businesses
This week, Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced an AGC-supported small business reform amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014, S. 1197. Please take action now and urge your U.S. Senators to support the Coons/Wicker Amendment #2286 to S. 1197.
AGC Continues to Advocate for the Construction Industry’s Priorities
On Nov. 20, select members of the House and Senate—called conferees—gathered to begin work on resolving the discrepancies between the two chambers respective Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bills in a conference committee. AGC has been active throughout the WRDA legislative process and advocated for the construction industry’s WRDA priorities in a letter to all conferees, detailing which provisions and policies in both bills should be included in a final WRDA bill.
On Nov. 13, AGC sent a letter opposing the possible use of a project labor agreement (PLA) mandate posted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District for ”) for the Distributed Common Ground Station Operations Facility construction project at Beale Air Force Base, California.
On Nov. 13, AGC sent a letter opposing the possible use of a project labor agreement (PLA) mandate posted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District for the Center Hill Dam Safety Rehabilitation Project in Lancaster, Tennessee.
The 2014 AGC Federal Contractors Conference will be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Transportation Construction Coalition meeting, also at the Mayflower Hotel, June 9-10.
On Oct. 31, AGC sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) opposing the agency’s procurement of construction services using online reverse auctions. Specifically, AGC took issue with 14 VA construction services awards—valued at nearly $3 million – that were procured through online reverse auctions.
On Oct. 23, the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), H.R. 3080, by a 417-3 vote. With AGC members sending hundreds of letters of support to their members of Congress and an active AGC lobbying campaign, the WRRDA bill passed by an overwhelming margin, despite opposition from anti-construction funding and environmental
With time running out to raise our nation’s debt limit by this Thursday, Oct. 17 and the government entering its 15th day of being shutdown, House and Senate leaders are working to cobble together deals in their respective chambers. This morning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are expected to