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This Week in Congress

This Week in Congress Congressional leadership wrestled this week to overcome a partisan impasse on raising the debt ceiling, along with considering the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act. Last Friday, December 3, 2021, Congress passed a short-term budget extension funding the government until February 18, 2022. Return to the ASAToday page to read more articles.

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ASA Awards Deadline is December 31st!

ASA Awards Deadline is December 31st! You have worked hard in 2021, and you also know many people who have done incredible things around you. We would like to see all of your efforts recognized at SUBExcel 2022, which means it is time to apply for ASA Awards! ASA offers a wide variety of awards,…

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ASA Calls Upon House Leadership to Pass the Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act

ASA Calls Upon House Leadership to Pass the Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act ASA, along with the Transportation Construction Coalition, urged House Leadership to pass the Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act (S. 3011/H.R. 5735). This legislation would build on the recently passed infrastructure bill by giving state and local…

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ASA Supports Bonding in USDA’s Broadband ReConnect Program

ASA Supports Bonding in USDA’s Broadband ReConnect Program Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Secretary, Tom Vilsack, announced an additional $1 billion in funding for the expansion of access to high-speed internet, health care and educational services for millions of rural Americans nationwide. This is an addition to the proposed funding in President Biden’s…

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Tax Provisions in Build Back Better Act

Tax Provisions in Build Back Better Act On November 19th, the House passed the Build Back Better Act (the “BBB”) (HR. 5376) and in the tax area, many of the provisions which could have been very detrimental to small businesses and their owners were removed from the final House passed version of the BBB. More…

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Federal Contractor Vaccine Halted!

Federal Contractor Vaccine Halted! The mandate for federal contractors’ employees to be vaccinated will be halted nationwide. The mandate, which would be effective January 4, 2022, applies to companies that do business with the federal government. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Georgia blocked the mandate and this latest order follows a Kentucky federal judge’s grant…

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This Week in Congress

This Week in Congress Congress worked to prevent a government shutdown before December 3rd, along with passing legislation to extend the borrowing authority of the U.S. government.  Additionally, the Senate considered the House passed $1.7 trillion Build Back Better Act. Return to the ASAToday page to read more articles.

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Build Back Better Advances to the Senate

Build Back Better Advances to the Senate On Friday, November 19, 2021, the House voted 220-213 to advance The Build Back Better Act (BBBA), also known as the reconciliation bill, which focuses on “human infrastructure” such as social services and programs including education, healthcare, housing, and the environment.  BBBA now goes to the Senate, where…

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Upcoming Webinar from ConsensusDocs

Upcoming Webinar from ConsensusDocs Construction experience teaches us that an improving economy lifts some boats but may sink others. Ironically, the most vulnerable time for construction suppliers and trade contractors to fail is when the economy and construction activity improves. Join ConsensusDocs on Wednesday, December 15th at 2 PM ET for their upcoming live webinar,…

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ASA Offers Comments to the FY22 NDAA

ASA Offers Comments to the FY22 NDAA ASA, along with the Construction Industry Procurement Coalition (CIPC), offered comments to the House and Senate Armed Services’ Committee Leadership highlighting our views regarding the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  We support the Defense Department submitting a report on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) on small…

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