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


January 12, 2021

Capitol Hill Update: Composite Plans and Pension Relief Negotiations Falter

Bipartisan agreement on pension relief, along with authorization of Composite Plans, could not be reached in time to be included in the final bills of this session of Congress.

January 7, 2021

COVID, Bill, Filled with SMACNA Priorities, Signed into Law

Congress passed H.R. 133, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, a sweeping year-end bill to provide long-delayed coronavirus relief and fund the government, capping off a months-long hold-up as millions awaited more assistance.

November 18, 2020

Capitol Hill Update: Pensions in Legislative Limbo

Pension relief and Composite Plans were in previous House-passed bills and Composites were included in the Grassley-Alexander pension proposal, so there had been high expectations pensions and Composite Plans would be included in a negotiated stimulus package.

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.