ASA’s 2023 D.C. Fly-In
This week, ASA advocated on Capitol Hill to ensure the voices of subcontractors, who makeup the three-fourths of the construction industry, are heard throughout the halls of Congress. We had over forty ASA members from around the country attend this year’s fly-in, who met with 28 Senate offices and 21 House offices. During our welcome reception and dinner, we heard remarks from Rep. Stauber (R-MN), the cochair of the Congressional Procurement Caucus, and we were joined by my colleagues from the Construction Industry Procurement Coalition (CIPC). We advocated for change order, retainage, workforce development, and permitting reform, proper bid listing opportunities, along with ensuring payment and performance bonds are aligned with public-private partnership projects (P3s) (please see attached ASA’s 2023 Legislative Priority White Paper). Our fly-in is especially timely as the House Armed Services Committee begins debate on the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act (HR 2670) this week. As previously reported on, this legislation contains procurement-related issues important to the construction industry.