The AGC is the voice of the construction industry on the federal, state and local levels.
The AGC lobbies against unfair and repressive legislation and regulations of all types – labor, environmental, workers compensation and general business issues. The AGC works for appropriate and necessary public works construction and is an advocate for business issues of many types. An aggressive political action committee is involved in both state and federal political campaigns and ballot issues. More than $30,000 is generally spent in each election cycle on political issues.
The AGC and its members are concerned with many legislative and regulatory issues. Our highest priorities are outlined below. These goals will strengthen the economy and treat all interests fairly.
State Legislative Priorities
AGC WILL WORK FOR
- Workers’ Compensation system improvements.
- Programs and opportunities that increase and improve the construction-industry workforce.
- Protection of the transportation funding priorities established in the 2015 revenue package for transportation.
- Rational and reasonable environmental and business regulation reforms, including a legislated remedy to the Mike M. Johnson Supreme Court case.
- Proposals to increase funding for capital construction – particularly, restoration of the Public Works Trust Fund.
- Rational and reasonable prevailing wage reforms.
- Tax simplification on construction activities.
AGC WILL WORK AGAINST
- Proposals that unreasonably increase business taxes, costs or regulations.
- Proposals that divert funds from dedicated programs to other unrelated purposes.
- Any legislative proposals that seek to divert 18th Amendment protected revenues to other government programs.
- Public construction procurement methods which are not well vetted or do not have a consensus of support within the affected AGC contractor membership.
- Environmental proposals that impose unnecessary burdens on contractors which are not practical, or are not economically and technically feasible.
- Detrimental land-use laws which make development efforts unreasonably difficult or costly
Federal Legislative Priorities
Federal Contracting Issues
- Oppose the Blacklisting Executive Order
- Support Civilian “BRAC”
- Support Procurement Reform
- Oppose Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements
- Support Career & Technical Education
- Support the Composite Plan Design for Multiemployer Pension Plans
- Oppose Executive Order on Paid Sick Leave
- Fully Fund Transportation Programs & Fix the Highway Trust Fund
- Support the Water Resources Development Act