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WebEd: Outlook for Construction Industry Priorities in Washington, D.C.

March 3, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Member Price: 
$0
Non-Member Price: 
$49

Description:
Congressional Democrats and the Biden Administration are moving quickly to advance their legislative priorities. Next up is a $2 trillion infrastructure bill that would fund the construction of transportation, K-12 public schools, drinking water/wastewater projects and more. However, a host of other initiatives involving dramatic shifts in tax, labor and climate change policy could complicate the legislative process for enacting any infrastructure investment legislation. 

Join AGC of America CEO Stephen Sandherr and the association’s team of experts on infrastructure, tax, labor, and environmental policy as they share the latest on the path ahead for construction industry priorities, the wins from the previous year, and our plan for the future. Discussions will include:
 
The likelihood of enactment of a broad and robust infrastructure package and the possibilities for work it would bring to various construction markets—building, transportation, utility infrastructure and more;
The opportunities and challenges presented by the Administration’s positions on tax reform, climate change and labor relations, including the PRO Act; 
How any legislative inaction could lead to more regulatory action; and 
How construction firms are making an impact on these public policy debates with the help of the Construction Advocacy Fund. 
 

Speakers:

Stephen E. Sandherr
CEO
Associated General Contractors of America

Stephen Sandherr joined the AGC of America staff in 1984 as Assistant Director of Collective Bargaining Services. From 1986 to 1989 he served as AGC’s Director of Congressional Relations. He practiced law with the firm of Thompson, Mann and Hutson in Washington, D.C., from 1989 to 1990, and served as Labor and Small Business Counsel for the National Association of Home Builders from 1990 to 1991. He rejoined AGC as Executive Director of Congressional Relations in 1991 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 1997.

Currently, as Chief Executive Officer, his role is to maintain relations with AGC’s 90 chapters nationwide, coordinate government relations activities and enhance AGC’s involvement with business coalitions. A Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, listed Steve as a top lobbyist for the last ten years, representing the only commercial construction industry association on the Top Lobbyists of 2009 – 2019 lists.

Steve has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Scranton, where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He earned his law degree from the Catholic University of America and is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia. He is an honorary trustee of the National Building Museum in Washington and has been inducted into the National Academy of Construction. 

WebEd Recording: 

Everyone who registers for an AGC WebEd will receive a link with access to the audio recording and the presentation.

Technology Requirements: 

AGC of America uses Go-To-Meetings to conduct WebEd. You will not incur any cost for using the platform. However, if you have not used this platform previously, please test your computer prior to the WebEd. You may be required to download software, i.e., Java and may need administrative rights to your computer. For computer specifications, please visit https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/online-meeting-support or contact meetings@agc.org

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