The Construction Employers of America (CEA) – comprised for this conference of SMACNA, MCAA, and TAUC - will be hosting this year’s CEA National Issues Conference, covering legislative and regulatory policy issues. The conference will host both regulators and representatives from Congress for their expertise and insight on a variety of topics. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the latest information that impacts your business from the nation’s capital! Unless otherwise noted, all Conference sessions will be held at The Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf, located at 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

Tuesday, May 2

6:00 pm                                 SMACNA Member Event


Wednesday, May 3

6:30 am – 12:30 pm           Registration / Congressional Appointments Desk Open - L’Enfant Ballroom Foyer (Ballroom Level)

7:00 – 8:00 am                    Buffet Breakfast - L’Enfant Ballroom Foyer (Ballroom Level)

8:00 am – 12:30 pm           Program - L’Enfant Ballroom (Ballroom Level)

                                               MC/Moderator: The Honorable Earl Pomeroy, Senior Counsel – Alston & Bird


                                               Soapbox Hill Appt. Overview for Attendees (Attendees seated by state)

                                               8:00-8:30 a.m.


                                              DOL Topics: Davis-Bacon, Independent Contractor, Registered Apprenticeship, PLA Regulatory Implementation, Good Jobs Initiative

                                              8:30-9:30 am        Jessica Looman, Principal Deputy Administrator – DOL Wage & Hour Division

                                              9:30-9:45 am        Break

                                              9:45-10:15 am      Lafe Solomon, Senior Counsel, Office of the Solicitor, DOL


                                              Infrastructure Investment Topics: Energy Efficiency Tax Credits, CHIPS, Industrial Efficiency/Decarbonization

                                              10:15-10:30 am   Laura O'Neill, Director of Public Engagement and the Office of Business Liaison – Dept. of Commerce

                                              10:30-10:40 am    Break

                                              10:40 -11:00 am   Jessie Stolark, Executive Director – Carbon Capture Coalition


                                              Federal Contracting and Procurement Issues: GSA Panel Discussion

                                              11:00-11:30 am    The Honorable Robin Carnahan, Administrator – GSA

                                              11:30-11:45 am    Tracy Marcinowski, Asst. Commissioner for Acquisitions, Public Bldgs. Services – GSA

                                              Bill Clark – Director, Ofc. of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA          


                                              Legislative Landscape:

                                              11:45 -12:15 pm   Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11)


                                              Lunch – L’Enfant Ballroom (Ballroom Level)

                                              12:15-1:00 pm


1:00 – 4:30 pm                    Congressional Appointments


5:30 – 6:30 pm                   All-Association ReceptionSolarium (Plaza Level)


6:30 pm                                 SMACNA Legislative Reception & Dinner  Spy Museum Rooftop Terrace (8th Floor) - A short walk across L’Enfant Plaza from the Hilton


Thursday, May 4

6:30 – 10:00 am                 Registration / Congressional Appointments Desk Open - L’Enfant Ballroom Foyer (Ballroom Level)


7:00 – 8:00 am                    Buffet Breakfast - L’Enfant Ballroom Foyer (Ballroom Level)


8:00 – 10:00 am                 Program - L’Enfant Ballroom (Ballroom Level)

                                              MC/Moderator: The Honorable Earl Pomeroy, Senior Counsel – Alston & Bird


8:00 - 8:20 am                     Legislative Landscape:

                                              8:00 – 8:20 am     Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT)


8:20 – 9:00 am                   Multiemployer Plan Benefits: Withdrawal Liability Regulations, Mental Health Parity Guidance

                                              8:20 – 9:00 am     Mariah Becker, Director of Research & Education – NCCMP


9:00 – 9:30 am                    North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Update

                                              9:00 – 9:30 am     Sean McGarvey, President – NABTU