AGC Submits Comments to Party Platform Committees Ahead of Nominating Conventions
With less than 90 days until the November election, both the Democratic and Republican political parties have begun developing their National Platform on the party's position on a wide variety of issues. Each issue in the platform is a “plank” and each party develops a new platform every four years. Each respective party platform committee will meet prior to the nominating convention and AGC is hoping that our priorities will be considered during the drafting of the platform.
The recommendations AGC presented would have a positive impact on the economy, create opportunities to expand employment and build infrastructure assets that will lay the foundation for future economic growth. AGC considers lowering the federal tax burden on individuals, construction companies and other businesses as a means of promoting investment, business development and business expansion a top priority. AGC also submitted comments on labor and employment policy, which includes comprehensive immigration reform, opposing mandates on project labor agreements and maintaining worker safety.
A major priority for AGC is infrastructure investment. Both campaigns have failed to develop a comprehensive infrastructure plan and AGC will work with the parties to bring this important issue into the debate. In drafting the platform, difficult decisions will have to be made to address the infrastructure crisis and our rapidly changing business climate. AGC advocates that the issue simply can not be ignored and implored the drafting committees to overcome simplistic politicking, pledges or promises that will limit options and make it impossible to properly invest in our nation again.
In addition to providing comments to the platform committees, AGC has developed a candidate comparison based on AGC’s legislative priorities. Additional information can be viewed on the AGC election resource center.
For more information, contact Jim Young at (202) 547-0133 or email@example.com.
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