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This Week in Congress The Senate continued confirming appointees to the Biden Administration’s cabinet.   The House voted on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 economic stimulus plan this week. Return to the ASAToday page to read more articles.

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The House’s COVID-19 $1.9 Trillion Package The House voted on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package which includes: $75 billion for vaccinations, treatments, testing and medical supplies; $19 billion for state health departments and community health centers; $7.2 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program; $15 billion for economic injury disaster loans; $26 billion for…

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Stopping the Predatory Trend of Unfair Subscriptions in Construction Technology By Chad Pearson, Plexxis As a former police officer I tend to be more sensitive to predatory behavior. An infallible truth you learn in police work is that wherever you find opportunity, you find honest people serving others, and dishonest people serving themselves (at the…

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Employers and COVID-19 Vaccinated Employees Employers are asking whether COVID-19 infection prevention measures should continue or can be revised for vaccinated employees, but employers need to be sure their policies do not violate privacy and anti-discrimination requirements. Impact on Workers: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are…

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Interior Secretary Nominee on Hydraulic Fracturing Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland downplayed past opposition to hydraulic fracturing during a confirmation hearing on Tuesday as she sought to reassure senators worried she will clamp down on fossil fuel development. A clean energy transition is “not going to happen overnight,” and the U.S. will rely on fossil…

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Special Savings for ASA Members from Skechers! ASA members can save 30% on Skechers shoes, accessories and apparel during the Skechers Friends & Family Sale 2/25/2021 to 3/3/2021.* This promotion is available through National Purchasing Partners, and is INCLUDED in your ASA membership as part of the ASAdvantage program. Skechers offers more than just sneakers.…

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ASA Annual Business Meeting and Virtual Awards Presentation ASA has TWO exciting events coming up that are incredibly important to all ASA Members.  Don’t miss out on meeting with members from across the country.  Even though we can’t be together physically at this time, we look forward to celebrating an an organization, and hope you…

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Congressional Leadership Pushing President Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan This week, the House announced it plans to vote on February 26, 2021 on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan.  The tight timeline reflects the urgency to approve another round of stimulus payments, jobless compensation and funding for schools and vaccines before they expire on March…

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Using Contract Skilled Labor Can Save You Time, Increase Profit and Productivity By Ed Rojeck, Tradesmen International As economic and health uncertainties continue nationally, the construction industry has, nonetheless, remained “essential” and continues to with the The Dodge Momentum index ending 2020 on a high note with a 9.2% jump in December(1). With the increase…

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Infrastructure Funding and Earmarks? The next congressional action will be on an infrastructure and jobs package. President Biden has already begun meeting with senators of both parties to discuss potential proposals on physical infrastructure upgrades, rural broadband internet and renewable energy investment. In a move that could ease negotiations on an infrastructure bill, House Appropriations…

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