Highway Funding Bill and OSHA Penalties

At the beginning of November, the House of Representatives passed the NECA-supported Surface Transportation and Reauthorization Reform, a six-year $325 billion bill to fund the federal highway and mass transit programs. The legislation cleared the House in an overwhelming 363-64 vote.  This is a crucial step forward, as many construction projects have been cancelled or delayed due to a lack of long term funding.  The House and Senate will attempt to consolidate each of their versions before the November 20th deadline.

While the Transportation bill was a big win for NECA contractors, Construction firms around the country also suffered a setback in the new two year bipartisan budget that will increase OSHA penalties, for the first time since 1990, by up to 80%.

Introduction to Washington, DC Government Affairs

Welcome to GCC NECA’s new website.  Here we will display information as it comes in from our Political team in Washington DC.  One example of information that our team in Washington provides scorecards for members of Congress.

In GCC’s jurisdiction the scorecards for the 2017-2018 session are;

  • Senator Portman who received a 100,
  • Senator Brown who received a 53
  • Representative Fudge (Downtown Cleveland) who received a 52
  • Representative Kaptur (Western Suburbs) who received a 62
  • Representative Joyce (Eastern Suburbs) who received a 100

Check back often for future updates.