Construction Input Prices Rise 4.6% in May; Softwood Lumber Prices Up 154% From a Year Ago, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, June 15—Construction input prices increased 4.6% in May compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices increased 4.8% for the month. Construction input prices are 24.3% higher than a year ago, while [...]

Construction Input Prices Rise 4.6% in May; Softwood Lumber Prices Up 154% From a Year Ago, Says ABC2021-06-15T15:30:40-04:00

Biden Administration Releases Spring 2021 Regulatory Agenda

On June 11, the Biden administration released its Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The agenda lists upcoming rulemakings and other regulatory actions from each agency that the administration expects to publish through the end of the year and into 2022.

Biden Administration Releases Spring 2021 Regulatory Agenda2021-06-15T15:27:48-04:00

Bipartisan Group of Senators Proposal Infrastructure Deal

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators are seeking support from their colleagues and the White House on a tentative infrastructure package they negotiated last week, calling the plan a “realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and energy technologies.”

Bipartisan Group of Senators Proposal Infrastructure Deal2021-06-15T15:25:56-04:00

Biden and GOP Abandon Infrastructure Talks

An administration official said Biden never agreed to shift coronavirus relief funds to pay for infrastructure – a major GOP request – and that Republicans never increased the price tag of their offer enough to satisfy Biden, who sought at least $1 trillion in new spending over current infrastructure spending levels.

Biden and GOP Abandon Infrastructure Talks2021-06-11T11:20:24-04:00

ABC Responds to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan That Is Rife With ABC-opposed Labor Policies:

On March 31, the Biden administration released a more than $2 trillion infrastructure outline titled the “American Jobs Plan.” While the plan calls for federal spending over the next eight years to improve the nation’s infrastructure, including for transportation, broadband, energy, and drinking water, it also includes funding for schools and child-care facilities, affordable housing, workforce development and manufacturing.

ABC Responds to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan That Is Rife With ABC-opposed Labor Policies:2021-03-31T19:17:55-04:00

Discussions Continue on Phase 4 Recovery Package

The U.S. House of Representatives was originally scheduled to return next week, but without a firm deal in place to pass an additional recovery bill House Democrats have delayed their plans to return to D.C. while Congress and the Administration continue discussions surrounding the next package to address the ongoing health and economic crisis. Senate [...]

Discussions Continue on Phase 4 Recovery Package2020-04-30T14:20:55-04:00

Trade War: Find Out How The Tariffs Are Impacting New York Businesses and Consumers

“What’s clear is that some contractors will have to deal with cost overruns that they can’t pass on to their customers,” said Brian Sampson, president of the Associated Builders & Contractors of New York. “But in most cases, the increased cost of the tariffs will be passed on to customers resulting in more expensive construction projects or higher costs for capital goods.”

Trade War: Find Out How The Tariffs Are Impacting New York Businesses and Consumers2019-05-22T13:12:26-04:00

115th Congress – Federal Update

Summer vacation began in Washington on Friday. President Donald Trump left for two weeks in Bedminster, New Jersey, joining the just-departed Senate and House of Representatives for an August recess...

115th Congress – Federal Update2018-03-05T15:49:31-05:00
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