Industry Prioritites

As the only association in Washington representing the interests of the entire construction community, AGC and its Chapters work tirelessly with members to protect the industry and support infrastructure investment. AGC continuously monitors and reviews construction-related legislation, helps crafts legislative position and represents AGC before the State Legislature. By professionally and effectively representing the interests and concerns of contractors, AGC works to ensure that government fully understands the needs of the ENTIRE construction industry. AGC is neither narrow in focus nor limited in scope. No other trade association covers as wide a variety of important construction issues. AGC strives to create a strong, vibrant, competitive and safe construction market. AGC has experts and activists that make sure that the construction voice is heard on key issues.Your membership is an investment in the future of your industry

Industry Priortities

We speak loudest when we speak together.
AGC gives a voice to businesses which would otherwise be silenced. As the oldest and largest construction association our strong relationships with the City, State, and Federally elected officials, the AGC ensures that pro-business policies are implemented for the success of the construction industry.

WE KEPT AMERICA BUILDING

AGC of America’s response to the Coronavirus and highlights examples of how AGC has supported the industry during the pandemic.

It is an understatement to suggest that 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. The good news is that we – AGC – rose to the challenge and kept construction working throughout much of the country while other industries suffered partial or full shutdowns. We kept our members’ projects operating safely by making available Covid-19 safety tool kits, conducting safety stand downs and reminding them that they were operating under a revocable work permit that could be rescinded if they did not take the necessary steps to protect workers from infection. We influenced federal, state and local officials by making the case that construction is indeed essential through digital advertising and other media. We convinced OSHA not to treat Covid-19 infections as a reportable incident. We provided accurate and timely information on various issues such as PPP eligibility, new family and medical leave requirements, and contractual rights under the principle of force majeure.

As the calendar turns to a new year, we will have significant but different challenges. With a new Administration we will be facing increased regulatory activity in the labor, human resource, procurement and environmental areas. We will be fighting alongside allies in the business community to defeat the most sweeping labor law reform proposal in 50 years. And, while we constantly hear from politicians across the political spectrum that our infrastructure needs must be addressed, they hide when it is time to offer solutions on how we pay for it. We will be taking every possible step to get them to act next year. In other words, we will continue to be engaged fully in these and other issues.

The bottom line is that collectively we demonstrated our value to our members and the industry this year and will do it again in 2021.

AGC Advocacy Policy Principals & Priorities

Every two years after the November elections, AGC of America sets forth on a process to review and update its federal advocacy principles and priorities, in conjunction with the swearing in of a Congress and—every four years—president. The purpose of undertaking this process is to help ensure that the association’s advocacy before Congress and federal agencies reflects the consensus interests of its membership.