ADVOCATE FOR LEGISLATIVE REFORM
Construction generates billions of dollars in revenues every year, and the government generates countless regulations and legislation that complicate the business of construction. The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) advocates for legislative reform. Legislators and decision makers at the federal, state and local levels hear ASA on issues that affect business conditions for all subcontractors and suppliers. ASA’s powerful voice in the construction industry for more than 40 years has improved business conditions for subcontractors and suppliers. ASA is the voice of subcontractors in Texas, with over 400 companies.
The Texas Construction Association (TCA) is the legislative arm of the ASA chapters in Texas, as well as 15 other state-wide Texas specialty trade associations. All members of ASA chapters in Texas are members of TCA. In partnership with TCA, ASA chapters in Texas ensure that their members are up-to-date on all activity that will affect the construction industry and specifically subcontractors. Through TCA, ASA chapters in Texas work to get legislation passed that will help subcontractors, and watch for legislation that could be harmful to subcontractors, or the construction industry as a whole.
ASA San Antonio Chapter's Government Advocacy committee monitors local issues and ensures that ASA-SA members get pertinent information on state and federal issues. The committee works to expand education, exposure and information to members about legislative issues, and keeps those issues on the minds of its members and congressman.
Every two years individuals from ASA join the other Texas Construction Association (TCA) members from around the state for a Walk on the Capitol in Austin, Texas. The event includes educational sessions, a reception with legislators and visits to the Capitol offices of Texas legislators.
Who Represents You in the Texas Legislature?
One of the first steps to advocacy education is knowing who represents you in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate.