As lawmakers consider comprehensive tax reform, Congress
must protect provisions that encourage capital investment and economic activity,
such as like-kind exchanges (LKEs).
LKEs help equipment distributors and those from a variety of industries, including agriculture, transportation, energy, and manufacturing to manage the tax consequences... Take Action >>
According to a July 23 report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) will be unable to support all highway or transit programs obligations through spending cuts alone if the program is to maintain solvency through... Take Action >>
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013 (H.R. 3080)
would cut federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamline the project delivery
process, improve competitiveness, strengthen water resources infrastructure,
and promote fiscal responsibility.
Long overdue, a new WRRDA bill would reform and authorize U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Army... Take Action >>
The debate on comprehensive tax reform is heating up and equipment distributors must ensure that their lawmakers understand how their actions will impact real businesses and jobs in their districts.
AED members overwhelmingly believe that tax uncertainty... Take Action >>
The current highway law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), authorizes $40.438 billion in FY 2013 and $40.995 billion in FY 2014 for surface transportation projects. It provides the construction industry with a clearer sense of what resources will be available for future... Take Action >>
The plight of the nation's water infrastructure network grows worse every day. Years of underfunding have taken their toll on one of America’s greatest resources: clean water.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation's drinking water and wastewater infrastructure... Take Action >>
A new report by AED finds that as automobile fuel economy increases,
the federal highway program’s fiscal position will become ever more precarious.
A team from William and Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy (TJPPP) forecasts that over the next 23 years, as Corporate Average... Take Action >>
LIFO (“last in, first out”) is an inventory accounting method that has been used by companies in a range of inventory-intensive industries since the 1930’s to manage inflation’s impact. LIFO takes into account the greater costs of replacing inventory, providing a more accurate measure... Take Action >>
AED is leading the call inside the Beltway urging approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project.
In addition to pressing the State Department to move forward with the pipeline, AED and the construction industry have been urging Congress to pass the Northern Route Approval... Take Action >>
The United States is on the verge of one of the greatest energy booms in history. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has given the nation’s energy industry a much-needed adrenaline shot, creating thousands of jobs and putting the country on the path to energy independence.
Fracking has boosted... Take Action >>
Recent changes to the estate tax as a result of the fiscal cliff negotiations have reduced the tax uncertainty facing families and small businesses. Unfortunately, such certainty makes even clearer the burden the estate tax continues to be on our nation’s innovators and job... Take Action >>
America’s out of control regulations are restricting economic growth and preventing millions of jobs. Regulatory uncertainty makes it difficult for small businesses to plan for the future, often creating burdensome hurdles for even the most basic business functions. Comprehensive regulatory reform would provide a more... Take Action >>
The national debt has more than doubled over the past decade and now stands at a staggering $15 trillion. The federal government’s current fiscal course is unsustainable; the consequences of our failure to tackle the budget crisis now will be enormous. If our unrestrained borrowing continues, we will... Take Action >>