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This Week in Congress

This Week in Congress Congress returns this week to Washington, D.C. for the first time in 2022.  The House considered bills expanding eligibility for veterans’ benefits.  Meanwhile, the Senate considered nomination votes, along with legislation that would impose new sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany. Return to the ASAToday page…

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Build Back Better?

Build Back Better? Senate Democrats have paused work on the Build Back Better (BBB) Act, as they shift their attention to election overhaul legislation. Work on the BBB, more than likely would be considered when Congress focuses on the FY22 Appropriations Bills scheduled for a vote on February 18th.  Those bills include some BBB provisions.…

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Healthcare CMS Vaccine Mandate Under Consideration by U.S. Supreme Court; Healthcare ETS Pay Requirement Has Expired

Healthcare CMS Vaccine Mandate Under Consideration by U.S. Supreme Court; Healthcare ETS Pay Requirement Has Expired This article is from SESCO Management Consultants, ASA’s resource for all of your Human Resource needs. You can learn more about this and all of the benefits available with your ASA membership by clicking here. As we have reported…

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FY23 Budget

FY23 Budget President Biden is not expected to submit his FY23 budget until after his March 1st, state of the Union Address.  By law, Presidents are expected to submit a budget to Congress by the first Monday in February, but there is no penalty for missing the deadline.  In the past, many presidents from both…

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on OSHA’s Employee Vaccine ETS

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on OSHA’s Employee Vaccine ETS Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring large U.S. businesses (100 or more employees) to have a shot-or-test rule in place for employees, which went into effect this past Monday impacting more…

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State-Run Safety Agencies Delay OSHA’s Employee Vaccine ETS

State-Run Safety Agencies Delay OSHA’s Employee Vaccine ETS State-Run workplace safety agencies are not enforcing OSHA’s Employee Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for large employees (100 or more employees) as they await to the Supreme Court’s next steps.   In more than half of U.S. states, part or all of the enforcement of federal workplace safety falls…

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House Retirements Continue

House Retirements Continue Per Tuesday, January 11th’s Hill Article, Speaker Pelosi is “not offering clues about whether this will be her final year in Congress, as many expect.”  “Additionally, House Majority Leader Hoyer, who will be 83 in June, and House Majority Whip Clyburn, who will be 82 in July, have been reaching out to…

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ASA Government Relations 2021 Recap

ASA Government Relations 2021 Recap Despite the continued impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry, along with the ever-changing political, regulatory, and legislative landscape, the ASA Government Relations Team wanted to briefly update you on our 2021 legislative successes as we enter the new year. Though 2021 proved to be challenging, we offer thanks to…

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This Week in Congress

This Week in Congress The Senate is in session and the House remains in recess. Return to the ASAToday page to read more articles.

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ASA Secures Miller Act Exemption from Inflationary Increases in the FY22 NDAA

ASA Secures Miller Act Exemption from Inflationary Increases in the FY22 NDAA Last year, Congress passed the FY22 defense spending bill that includes the Miller Act exemption from inflationary increase.  On December 28, 2021, President Biden signed it into law and maintaining Miller Act bond threshold at $150,000 is big win for small business contractors. …

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