Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Advocacy

SMACNA advocates tirelessly on behalf of its signatory sheet metal and air conditioning contractors.  Learn about the policies and issues that impact our members, and how you can get involved.

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SMACNA Advocates for the Industry

SMACNA takes a strong leadership role on Capitol Hill. The association provides the resources needed to stay on top of industry issues in the nation’s capital. This includes a legislative office just two blocks from the U.S. Senate. 

SMACNA leaders and members know that Congress must balance many competing interests.  The Capitol Hill Office works to shape federal policy that benefits SMACNA and its members, ensuring industry issues and potential impacts are understood when policy solutions are negotiated.  


Latest News


March 25, 2020

Amidst COVID-19 Concerns, SMACNA Petitions Congress on Behalf of Sheet Metal Industry

SMACNA continues to expand its message to Congress, agencies, and the Administration.

March 25, 2020

SMACNA to Hold All-Member Webcast Outlining the Contents of the 2T Dollars Emergency Relief Bill

Join SMACNA for a briefing on this game-changing legislation and the relief it contains for the sheet metal industry.

March 13, 2020

The 2020 Focus on Pensions

While the 2018 Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans could not overcome political divisions to solve the pension crisis, it did launch the 2019 effort for a bipartisan solution and comprehensive reform.

January 6, 2020

The Battle for Multiemployer Pension Reform: SMACNA Engaged as Serious Negotiations Begin

It is important to make sure that multiemployer reform proposals are set up to protect contributing employers, the industry, and the multiemployer system.

November 21, 2019

Senators Release Multiemployer Pension Reform Proposal

Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senate HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released their comprehensive pension reform proposal.

November 20, 2019

SMACNA Member Speaks Directly to U.S. House Staff

Dennis O’Brien, President, Wm. J. Donovan Co., in Philadelphia, addressed the impact misclassification of employees by unethical business owners has on lawful employers at a U.S. House of Representatives staff briefing.

November 7, 2019

SMAC PAC Hosted Event at World Series

When the recent World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros shifted over to Washington, D.C., SMAC PAC was able to hold fundraising events for Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH-16) and Mike Bost (R-IL-12) at Nationals Park.

October 31, 2019

SMAC PAC Hosts Event for Rep. Reschenthaler

Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) recently joined SMAC PAC for an event at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C during Game 4 of the National League Championship Series between the Nationals and the Cardinals.

October 8, 2019

Capitol Hill Update: SMACNA Endorsed Energy Efficiency, CHP/WHP Credits; 179D Gaining Momentum

SMACNA has joined with energy efficiency allies and advanced a letter to both the House and Senate tax committee leaders.