Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) directors travelled to Washington, DC in late September and met with Congressional delegations to encourage support for infrastructure funding, help with the workforce shortage, reform the federal permitting process, enact comprehensive tax reform and ease red tape for trade association members in making federal Political Action Committee contributions.
“We had outstanding meetings with Congressional members and their staff as well as excellent educational presentations from AGC of America,” said CAGC board chair Marty McKee.
CAGC executive director and CEO Dave Simpson reported in the association’s weekly newsletter that The Capitol Hill visits were a highlight of the three-day annual meeting, the 2017 National and Chapter Leadership Conference (NCLC), offered by AGC of America to its 92 chapter members.
Attending the event, representing CAGC, were chair Marty McKee of King Asphalt; chair-elect Paul Mashburn of Mashburn Construction Co.; treasurer Ron Brown of State Utility Contractors; vice-chair Casey Schwager of Sloan Construction; immediate past chair Edison Cassels of Edison Foard; and Simpson.
More than 300 people, representing most of the AGC chapters from across the nation, attended the Sept. 24 to 26 conference.
CAGC visits included a number of visits with key Congressional members and their staff as well as a tour of the U.S. Capitol.
Visits included meetings with U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC; Rep. Tom Rice, R-SC, 7th Congressional District; Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-SC, 3rd Congressional District; and Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-NC, 10th Congressional District.