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The House and Senate are not in session due to the Easter Recess.

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President Biden’s Infrastructure and Tax Proposal On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Biden Administration released a $2.25 Trillion Infrastructure and Tax Proposal.   A fact sheet on the four-part, eight-year plan can be found here:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/31/fact-sheet-the-american-jobs-plan/  The summary is as follows: Transportation – The plan provides $620 billion for transportation. That includes $115 billion to improve bridges, highways, roads…

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Does Your Insurance Program Cover All the Insurance Requirements in the Contracts You’re Signing? By Gary R. Semmer, CIC, CWCA – AssuredPartners, Inc. Great question- how certain are you that in the event of a claim your insurance Program will trigger coverage? Let’s examine 3 problematic areas: 1) Indemnification: Every contract contains some form of…

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“Ask the Expert” Video Series from ASA of Baltimore The ASA of Baltimore Chapter has put together an incredible video series with a wide variety of topics: Tax and PPP Contract Negotiation Getting Paid Insurance Issues Succession Planning Owner Exit Health Plans These videos are all available in the ASA Info Hub, which is included…

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Introducing New ASA Platinum Sponsor, Dale Carnegie ASA is proud to announce that Dale Carnegie will be joining ASA as a Platinum Sponsor.  This new collaboration will include new training for the ASA Chapter leadership. Dale Carnegie and ASA are partnering to provide members with professional development at special prices. Over 100 years of proven…

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Senate Reconciliation Update Senate Majority Leader Schumer has asked the parliamentarian if the Senate could use a 2021 budget resolution to pass two reconciliation bills. Reconciliation was used to pass The American Rescue Plan and now Schumer is eyeing that process again to move the infrastructure bill.  It could give Democrats and President Biden a chance…

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Click Here to Register for this Webinar Today! Upcoming ASA Webinar: “Labor Burden Shouldn’t Be a Burden” Join us on April 13th, 2021 at Noon Eastern for the upcoming ASA webinar, “Labor Burden Shouldn’t Be a Burden”, presented by Tonya Schulte, Construction Profitability Advisor. Gain a clear understanding of how to calculate labor burden rates. Plus,…

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Click Here to Register for this Webinar Today! ASA Member Discount Available on Upcoming ConsensusDocs Webinar ConsensusDocs will be presenting an upcoming webinar on the Industry’s First Standard Prefabrication Construction Contract.  This webinar will take place Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 2:00-3:00 PM ET Retail $99 | Members of a ConsensusDocs Group $79 with a…

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This Week in Congress The House held no votes this week, but held committee hearings.  The Senate held nomination votes including the vote on Marty Walsh to become the Department of Labor’s Secretary.  Additionally, the Senate voted on extending the Paycheck Protection Program. Return to the ASAToday page to read more articles.

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The House Commerce Justice State (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee Evaluates the FPI’s COVID-19 Response Last Thursday, March 18th, the House Commerce Justice State (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee held a hearing on “the COVID Outbreaks and Management Challenges: Evaluating the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Pandemic Response and the Way Forward.”   On August 20, 2020, Rep. Brooks (R-AL) and…

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