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LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY NEWS HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE On May 23, Smith Currie & Hancock Senior Partner Thomas J. Kelleher testified on behalf of AGC before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce on four contracting issues: (1) counting lower tier small business subcontractors toward small business goals; (2) prohibiting reverse auction procurement for construction; (3) limiting federal agency use of single-step design build procurement; and (4) eliminating future instances where individual surety bonds are pledged with insufficient or illusory assets. Under the leadership of House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Subcommittee Chairman Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), as well as AGC advocacy efforts, draft legislation on these issues has been generated and will be formally introduced during this session of Congress. When introduced, AGC will press for swift enactment of these bills in both the House and Senate. ◆ 98 constructor | JU LY/ AU G U ST 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - July/August 2013

Editor's Note
President's Message
CEO's Letter
Hire Power
Innovative Ideas Modernize 78-Year-Old Bridge
DeConstructing Social Media
Business Fraud
Challenge Accepted
Stand-Out Safety Program Earns Opp Construction Grand Award
2013 AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
2013 Liberty Mutual Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards
Money Isn't Everything
AGC in Action
Wall of Wind
Weathering the Storm
Green, Safe and Fast
Leading the Way
Summing it Up
Tall Orders
Going Interstate? Go NASCLA.
Do the Math
Technology Toolbox
Technology Toolbox
Bond-Readiness Program
Legislative and Regulatory News
Book Review
Upcoming Events
2013 Regional Resource Guide
Member and Chapter News
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection

Constructor - July/August 2013