SMACNA urges insurance help
On November 29, the House passed its version (HR 3210) and the Senate continues to negotiate with the White House on a bill that can quickly be reconciled with the House and get the President’s signature as soon as possible. Strong disagreements remain in both parties, especially over whether to protect corporations and insurance companies from lawsuits over inadequate safeguards against terrorism. Senate action is expected in the first two weeks of December with a quick conference to follow. SMACNA has joined others in the construction industry to urge Congress to act as soon as possible on this pressing matter of importance to construction and business in general.