State Licensure Requirements, Local Hiring Preferences, Registered Apprenticeship Goals & More
AGC is working to block several amendments to the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill that would negatively impact military construction contractors. Among other things, these amendments—if included—would: require prime contractors and subcontractors to be licensed in the state of the military construction project; establish local hiring preferences; impose subjective criteria into the suspension and debarment process that would make it easier to blacklist contractors; and require contractors to exceed a 20 percent registered apprenticeship goal. Congress has passed the NDAA for about 60 consecutive years and it is considered must-pass legislation, which is why AGC is taking seriously any attempt to add harmful construction policy to it. AGC will continue to advocate for contractor priorities as the House and Senate conference their versions of the NDAA.
For more information, contact Jordan Howard at Jordan.Howard@agc.org or (703) 837-5368.