National Electrical Contractors Association

The Voice Of The Electrical Construction Industry

Industry Priorities

2016 Legislative Conference

NECA 2016 Legislative Conference Political Leadership Council Summit

May 18–19, 2016 • Mandarin Oriental • Washington, D.C.

Work for Solutions. Advocate for Change. Make a Difference.

About the Conference

Join us in Washington, DC Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19 for NECA’s 2016 National Legislative Conference.

This annual meeting is the premiere legislative conference for electrical contractors to hear about the top issues affecting the industry and meet the leaders who are working to provide real solutions. Our conference is about policy, not partisanship. Accordingly, NECA will ensure leading members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle will be on hand to brief participants on the latest happenings on Capitol Hill. 

NECA’s Government Affairs team has been working throughout the 114th Congress advocating NECA’s legislative agenda and the issues that impact the bottom line of NECA contractors. This will be your best opportunity to come to Washington, D.C., tell lawmakers your story, and help them understand the issues affecting your business. 

NECA’s top priorities for 2016 include a wide variety of issues aimed at ensuring the businesses of NECA contractors continue to grow and prosper. These important issues include: investing in our nation’s infrastructure, creating new and innovative multi employer defined benefit pension plans, and comprehensive tax reform.

Through your participation during these critical days, we will use our collective voice to advance these issues on behalf of our industry. Participants in the Conference will take part in issue briefings and engage with Members of Congress and Washington insiders while gaining a unique perspective on the legislative process. All registrants have the opportunity to meet with legislative leaders in their offices and at our Congressional Reception. 

NECA staff will ensure that all participants will have the opportunity to meet with their members of Congress and will provide assistance in helping them communicate effectively with prepared position papers and preparatory meetings putting forth the necessary talking points. By taking an active role in the policymaking process, participants are contributing to the success of the electrical contracting industry by sending Congress the message that NECA leads the industry in establishing and maintaining the highest workforce standards and performance. Join forces with other NECA members and staff working on the Association’s behalf in Washington. 

Together, we can guide legislative change for our industry and the people we serve.

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Capitol Hill Visits

Meetings with Members of Congress are critically important to a successful advocacy strategy on Capitol Hill.

Congress is considering a multitude of legislative initiatives affecting the electrical construction industry, and it is imperative that your elected officials are aware of NECA’s position on issues of importance to the industry. NECA will fully brief and prepare attendees for meetings with their members of Congress. All attendees will be provided easy to read issue papers on NECA’s top issues to take with them on their visits.

Please indicate your willingness to participate in Capitol Hill visits during the registration process for the NECA 2016 National Legislative Conference. Once you register for the conference, please indicate which members of Congress you would like to meet with. Hill visits will take place during the afternoon of May 19, 2016. In addition, a member of NECA’s Government Affairs staff will be available to accompany you on visits if you wish. 

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Political Leadership Council (PLC) Summit

This year’s annual Political Leadership Council (PLC) Summit will continue to coincide with the NECA 2016 National Legislative Conference. PLC members are encouraged to participate in the Legislative Conference, as well as special, invitation only events that will feature high profile speakers. From interacting with Members of Congress at the PLC sponsored Congressional Reception to participating in exclusive briefings and business meetings, the Summit allows PLC members to continue integrating political action into their daily activities. PLC chapters and members embody a commitment of extraordinary magnitude and exemplify leadership within the electrical construction industry through their generous NECAPAC contributions. They help secure the policy priorities of our members and increase the visibility of NECA. Membership in the PLC, and access to its corresponding events, is open to all NECA members and chapters. If you are interested in joining the PLC and participating in the Summit’s exclusive events after the Conference, either through a personal contribution or through working with other members to meet your chapter’s goal, please contact NECA’s Government Affairs staff.

We look forward to welcoming our PLC members taking part in the 2016 Summit. We are grateful for our PLC members who have shown dedication and commitment to a vigorous government affairs program and who help to ensure that NECA has the resources to continue to make an impact on the national legislative landscape.

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At the Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental • Washington, D.C.


NECA has secured a room block with the below special rates for conference attendees. 

Hotel space is limited! Deadline to reserve your room, request housing, changes, and cancellation deadline: 
Monday, April 7, 2016.

NOTE: Availability after April 7, 2016 is not guaranteed. The hotel's cancellation policy requires 72-hours notice. 

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