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AGC Supports Growth, Sandherr States

On November 6, Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) stated that the organization would work with the Bush Administration and congress to support a pro-growth and pro-jobs platform, including funding highways, water treatment facilities and other infrastructure needs.

"The construction industry has long supported house and senate candidates through political contributions. Yesterday’s election culminated the AGC’s effort to become more involved, not only politically, but financially. In this election cycle, the AGC PAC collected $1 million, expanded the number of candidates supported, increased the average donation to each candidate and built a nationwide grassroots network of politically active contractors that care about the direction of the country,” he said.

"AGC Plans to expand the association’s outreach efforts for the next election cycle. However, the organization will now turn to the issues facing the 108th Congress, namely highway reauthorization, economic growth, homeland security, tax relief, infrastructure investment and creating jobs – not new government regulations,” he stated.

There are about 50 dredging contractors who belong to AGC, which has a total membership of 35,000. Dredging is in the “special contractor” category, of which there are 12,000 members. There are 7500 general contractors and 14,000 service providers and suppliers in the organization.

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