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Legislative Influence

AGC’s Public Affairs Department protects the interests of the commercial construction industry. The team works closely with a broad range of elected and non-elected public officials to shape industry-informed legislation and regulations whenever possible. Read through the core policy issues for additional information on AGC’s legislative priorities and goals.

Publications

Following each regular legislative session, the Public Affairs team prepares a comprehensive report, highlighting new laws impacting the construction industry. The reports note which bills passed, which were modified, and which AGC was able to defeat. These reports are distributed to the AGC membership.

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Legislative Forum

The annual Legislative Forum is open to any interested AGC member and develops core policies for consideration by AGC’s Board of Directors at its first yearly meeting. AGC’s Public Affairs director and lobbying team utilize the core policies to guide their efforts in Salem.

Co-Chairs Dee Burch of Advanced American Construction and Tom Gerding of Gerding Builders, LLC lead the forum. If you would like to become involved with the Legislative Forum, please contact Kirsten Adams.

Publications

Following each regular legislative session, the Public Affairs team prepares a comprehensive report, highlighting new laws impacting the construction industry. The reports note which bills passed, which were modified, and which AGC was able to defeat. These reports are distributed to the AGC membership.

Legislative Forum

The annual Legislative Forum is open to any interested AGC member and develops core policies for consideration by AGC’s Board of Directors at its first yearly meeting. AGC’s Public Affairs director and lobbying team utilize the core policies to guide their efforts in Salem.

Co-Chairs Dee Burch of Advanced American Construction and Tom Gerding of Gerding Builders, LLC lead the forum. If you would like to become involved with the Legislative Forum, please contact Kirsten Adams.

Related Resources

A message from AGC of America CEO Steve Sandherr: November 8, 2021 Colleagues: As you know, the House passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) early...
Businesses subject to Oregon’s Corporate Activity Tax will be allowed to file fiscal-year returns beginning with the 2021 tax year according to statutory changes approved...
The 2021 Legislative Session will be remembered for a long list of firsts. The Capitol was closed the entire session to the public and AGC’s...

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John Rakowitz,
Director of Public and Strategic Affairs

Kirsten Adams, Public Affairs Counsel

Lauren Kuenzi, Public Affairs Project Manager

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