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NECA Legislative Top Three: 8/17/18

Aug 17, 2018

1. NECA Wins on Change Orders

This week, the NECA-supported National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (NDAA), which includes a key provision requiring federal agencies to provide a notification to prospective bidders regarding their policies on change orders, was signed into law by President Donald Trump. Under the new law, federal agencies will be required to make public their payment practices and history of payment on past change order work.

NECA’S Look Ahead: NECA has long advocated for the inclusion of this section to the NDAA, which will affect the day-to-day lives of our contractors. We are thankful for the leadership that Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) have shown on this issue and thank President Trump for fast tracking this important legislation. NECA will continue to work with Congressional leaders and the Trump Administration to address industry-wide concerns.

2. NECA Endorses Rep. Lou Barletta for Senate

180814 Western PA Chapter with Rep. Lou BarlettaOn August 14, 2018, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) visited the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of NECA in Pittsburgh PA, as a stop on his statewide bus tour of Pennsylvania for his Senate campaign against incumbent Senator Bob Casey (D-PA).

NECA’s Look Ahead: During the meeting Rep. Barletta was officially endorsed by the Chapter and NECA National. During his time in Congress, Rep. Barletta has been a strong supporter of NECA, currently holding a 100% voting record on NECA’s legislative scorecard.

Pictured from left to right are Bob Dagostino of Dagostino Electric Services, Greg McQuaid of Miller Electric Construction, Jim Ferry of Ferry Electric Company, Mark Mikec of Lighthouse Electric, Rep. Lou Barletta, Chad Jones of the Western PA Chapter, Mike Hanlon of Hanlon Electric, and Bill Miller of Miller Electric Construction.

3. NECA Wins in Primary Elections This Week

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Vermont held primary elections this week.

NECA’s Look Ahead:

Below is a listing of NECA-supported candidates who won their primary elections this week: 


  • Jason Lewis
  • Erik Paulsen
  • Tom Emmer 


  • Bryan Steil
  • Mark Pocan
  • Ron Kind
  • Sean Duffy
  • Mike Gallagher


NECA did not support any candidates in the primary election.


  • Peter Welch