AGC has earned the respect of Congress and state legislatures throughout the country as the construction industry’s leading authority on, and watchdog for, contractors’ interests. AGC of Iowa employs a full-time lobbyist who is continually building relationships with state lawmakers and government officials in Des Moines, while AGC of America employs seventeen full-time lobbyists to look after the interests of the construction industry in Washington, DC. Their activities include:
Monitoring Legislation – Staff monitors legislation that comes before state and federal legislatures and explains to elected and appointed officials the impact these proposals will have on construction.
Writing and Introducing Legislation – AGC writes, introduces and co-sponsors pro-business/construction legislation.
Lobbying for Funding – AGC lobbies for funding for public works projects including highway funds.
Scott Newhard is AGC Iowa's
Vice President for Public Affairs
Monitoring of Proposed Regulations – Staff monitors the activities of state and federal agencies and communicates to elected and appointed officials the effects of proposed regulations on the construction industry.
Political Fund Raising – AGC raises political funds to support pro-business political candidates in state and federal elections.
Contact AGC/I’s Public Affairs Director for more information on these services and activities.