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Electrical Contractors Say House Passage of Cadillac Tax Repeal Will Protect Workers

Jul 18, 2019

National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Chief Executive Officer David Long issued the following statement in reaction to passage of the Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 (H.R.748) by the House of Representatives:

“Members of the National Electrical Contractors Association have been providing employer-sponsored healthcare to their employees for decades. NECA has unequivocally supported H.R.748, ‘The Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019,’ which eliminates the burdensome Cadillac Tax. I am gratified by its passage in the House and especially thankful for the work of Rep. Joe Courtney and Rep. Mike Kelly leading this effort. The Cadillac Tax threatens a system that already works well, ignoring demographic and geographic factors while taxing benefits that help keep employees healthy. Additionally, the tax has created a chilling effect on business growth that is a sure job-killer. Today’s bipartisan effort means NECA members are one step closer to no longer being penalized for doing right by their employees. The Senate must act quickly and send this legislation to the White House.”


NECA is the voice of the $171 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office in Bethesda, Md., and 118 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research and standards development. Visit for more information.