AGC of America urges members to contact their Congressional representatives and ask them to support bill HR 2101 to repeal the discriminatory prior-approval requirement that creates unnecessary confusion for AGC member companies.
This legislation would repeal the prior approval requirement that is unfairly imposed upon and discriminates against corporate-member trade association PACs, like AGC PAC. The Federal Election Campaign Act requires the political action committee (PAC) of a trade association with corporate members, like AGC of America, to obtain prior approval in writing from a member corporation before communicating detailed information about the PAC and/or soliciting its executive or administrative staff. Furthermore, the regulation states that a corporate member may approve solicitations by only one trade association per calendar year.
AGC members have a constitutional right to join together in support of or in opposition to candidates for political office.
Requiring prior approval discourages our members from participating in the association’s PAC, and creates an unequal playing field that restricts your First Amendment rights to free speech.
This burdensome requirement needs to be repealed. Please contact your representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 2101.