NECA Legislative Top Three 12/6/19: Government Efficiency at Work?
1. Federal Government Consolidates Platforms for Federal Work
The federal government has recently closed its main platform for information on solicitations, fbo.gov. It has begun to transfer these opportunities and all new projects over to the beta platform SAM or System for Award Management, beta.sam.gov. This transfer is the first step of many as the federal government begins to consolidate all ten platforms it uses to provide NECA contractors with solicitations and other project information.
NECA’s Look Ahead: NECA encourages the consolidation of the federal system for award management. The simplification of these platforms will only aid NECA contractors as they search for business and complete their federally funded work.
2. NECA Urges Congress to Pass Appropriations Bills Before Deadline
NECA, along with other members of the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC), sent a letter urging Congress to complete the 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act.
NECA’s Look Ahead: We will continue to work with Congressional leaders to encourage swift passage of the THUD bill and all other remaining appropriations bills before government funding expires on December 21, 2019.
3. Get Your 2019 NECAPAC Contributions in Before December 20, 2019!
The end of the year is quickly approaching. Be sure to get your 2019 NECAPAC contributions sent into the NECA National office before December 20, 2019. Contributions to NECAPAC are available through payroll deduction! NECA’s implementation toolkit walks you through everything needed to contribute straight from your paycheck. NECAPAC is already making a big impact in the 2020 elections, spending over $670,000 on candidates in 2019.
NECA’s Look Ahead: NECAPAC is on track to break records once again this year. We appreciate your support in making this happen!