NECA’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill have solidified our reputation as the leading
specialty contractor association in Washington, DC. Five key priority issues were identified for
the 114th Congress: energy policy and infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, pension
innovation, repealing health care taxes, and comprehensive tax reform.
We led the industry in supporting passage of the North American Energy Security and
Infrastructure Act of 2015. This long-awaited and comprehensive energy policy bill focuses on
the transmission, distribution, and storage of energy to ensure the nation has the necessary
infrastructure to meet today’s modern energy challenges and will bring its energy policies
into the 21st century. We also played a big part in enacting the Fixing America’s Surface
Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year $305 billion measure that will improve our nation’s
surface transportation infrastructure, including our roads, bridges, transit systems, and
rail transportation network. This new law will help create good-paying jobs, reduce traffic
congestion, invest in the U.S. economy, and keep the nation competitive in an increasingly
global marketplace. Lastly, NECA worked to ensure critical tax breaks would be extended and
made permanent to give our contractors the financial predictability they need to have their
Action on these and many other issues moved forward thanks to the nearly 150 NECA
contractors who visited Washington, DC during our annual National Legislative Conference
and Political Leadership Council Summit. This unique conference gives NECA contractors
the opportunity to learn more about important issues that impact the electrical contracting
industry and to meet with lawmakers.
Going forward, NECA will continue to advance legislation and regulatory policies that
impact your opportunity and ability to operate efficiently, profitably and in the best interest of
the electrical construction industry.
Electrical contractors count on NECA to deliver the resources that help them make better
business decisions, provide excellent customer service, and take advantage of innovative
technology. NECA’s national office and local chapters advance the electrical construction
industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.
As of October 2015, 130 new members joined the association over the past 12 months.
National staff, along with a membership consultant, is working with chapters and field staff
to increase membership through an ongoing membership recruitment initiative. NECA
membership isn’t just about saving your firm time and money; it’s also about helping your
company make more money and achieve success.
NECA is known as the
leading specialty contractor
association in Washington, D.C.
Our association’s presence and
advocacy efforts on Capitol
Hill ensure that electrical
contractors have a strong voice
on the issues that matter to