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


September 8, 2020

Capitol Hill Update: Pensions Relief | COVID Deal Stalls | Great American Outdoors Act | School Retrofits

The Senate and the House left Washington without agreement on a new COVID relief bill. The stalemate is not good news for SMACNA pension efforts.

July 30, 2020

Capitol Hill Update: Composite Plans and Pension Relief

The leaked details of a Republican Senate/White House deal on a COVID relief bill did not include Composite Plans or pension relief for failing plans.

July 10, 2020

PPP Flexibility Act Becomes Law; SBA/Treasury Clarify New Rules Under the Act/Loan Program Extended

Read the latest legislative update in the May/June SMACNews.

June 25, 2020

DACA Employees Status Unchanged After Supreme Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA fell short of the legal requirements for ending such a broad executive program.

June 25, 2020

Webinar: What the LGBTQ Supreme Court Ruling Means for Contractors

SMACNA will host a free Webinar to explain how the Supreme Court decision in BOSTOCK v. CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA et al. could impact your business.

June 11, 2020

CAL SMACNA, SMART Partner to Help Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools

CAL SMACNA contractors joined with SMART Locals 104, 105 and 206 and other air quality experts in support of a “School Ventilation & Efficiency Verification ” proposal.

June 4, 2020

New Study Shows Resiliency of Composite Plans

SMACNA and a construction industry coalition commissioned a new study to evaluate how composite plans would perform during an economic crisis.

May 21, 2020

HEROES Relief Bill Contains Victory for Composite Pension Plans

Despite some last-minute uncertainty, Composite Pension Plans were included in the House COVID HEROES bill (H.R. 6800) passed on May 15.

May 12, 2020

Capitol Hill Update: Pension Reform Amid COVID-19 Legislative Frenzy

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting health and economic devastation has certainly diverted a lot of attention from the pension issue, but key members of Congress and staff have continued the negotiation process.