AGC Announces Legislative Priorities
“A strong construction industry is vital to our nation’s economy, particularly as recent employment rates indicate that 12 percent of the 2.2 million jobs created in the U.S. last year were in the construction industry,” said AGC CEO Stephen E. Sandherr. “AGC will continue to work closely with Congress and the White House to push for enactment of these important initiatives.”
Among its top priorities, AGC is committed to the reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), a federal highway and transit program that will create jobs, reduce congestion, upgrade road conditions and save lives. At a time when approximately 84 percent of U.S. goods are delivered via the highway system, it is crucial to maintain and improve America’s road conditions.