AGC was successful in its effort to strip several harmful construction provisions from the annual defense bill, called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). For military construction projects, those provisions would have:
- Required prime contractors and subcontractors to be licensed in the state of the military construction project;
- Established local hiring preferences;
- Imposed subjective criteria into the suspension and debarment process that would make it easier to blacklist contractors; and
- Required contractors to exceed a 20 percent registered apprenticeship goal.
As in previous years, AGC is happy to have warded off these harmful policies yet again. And, the association is prepared to fight them again next year.