Government Advocacy

The American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington (ASA) partners with other construction trade association on advocacy efforts through Alliance for Construction Excellence (ACE) on behalf of the construction industry and specialty contractors throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Our goal is to improve and safeguard the business environment for companies like yours throughout the Metro Washington area — protecting our rights, including the right to get paid, lien rights, and fair risk transfer.

In order to work most effectively on your behalf we need your assistance. Your voice IS your vote. State leaders, including legislators in the Maryland and Virginia Legislatures as well as the DC City Council are influenced by the voters, their constituents — YOU. You can make your voice heard by signing up to be a member of the ASA Legislative Action Team, and by encouraging co-workers, employees. There is no cost; this is not a donation request.

Here's how your participation supports our efforts:

  • Enrollment allows the ASA to keep you informed of current issues and bills before the Legislatures and City Council.
  • There is strength in numbers. By adding your voice, the construction community becomes stronger as a whole.
  • Sharing your personal information allows you to be identified by your home legislative district and counted as an ASA supporter in your Legislators' district — they listen to their constituent voter base — YOU.

Your personal information is never shared or sold and will be used solely for the stated advocacy purposes.

If you have questions regarding ASA's advocacy efforts or ACE activities, please call our office at (703) 684-3450, Ext. 1325.

ASA of Metro Washington represents the voice of the Metro Washington area subcontractors and with State, county and local agencies to promote legislation beneficial to subcontractors and defeat legislation that is harmful to the subcontracting industry.

The Association, both in the Metro Washington area and nationwide, is dedicated to protecting the rights of each and every specialty contractor and supplier. Each legislative session ASA sends a strong message to area lawmakers about the important issues your business faces every day. The association has been and continues to be active in promoting prompt payment, indemnity and risk transfer reform, retention issues, and lien rights through its active legislative committees, professional lobbyists, and by participating in legislative conferences and the Alliance for Construction Excellence.

ASA of Metro Washington has been working since 1964 on legislative issues that positively influence our the construction industry. The association has worked hard and has seen many victories as a result of our influence. ASA of Metro Washington maintains through its participation in the Alliance for Construction Excellence, registered lobbyist(s) and mobilizes dedicated member volunteers to assist in furthering the collective efforts of the construction industry professionals.