The American Supply Association’s advocacy team noted it worked hard this campaign season to raise the presence of ASA and the ASA Political Action Committee (ASA PAC). The ASA Pack contributed to 15 candidates’ election campaigns and doled out congratulations to the following candidates for being elected to serve upcoming terms in the House or Senate:

Senator Elect Rick Scott (R-FL) Senate

Senator Elect Kevin Cramer (R-ND-A/L) Senate

Senator Elect Masha Blackburn (R-TN-7) Senate

State AG Josh Hawley (R-MO) Senate

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA-3) House

Rep. Elect Pete Stauber (R-MN-8) House

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL-1) House

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV-2) House

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) House

Catherine Treadwell, J.D., ASA director of government affairs, said: “The ASA PAC has been doing things this election cycle! The PAC is crucial to ASA’s voice on The Hill and in D.C. It helps cultivate long-lasting relationships between ASA and Congress. The ASA PAC makes it possible for ASA to help get pro-business officials elected and whose views directly align with that of ASA’s.”

The ASA PAC supported candidates who hold critical positions on House and Senate committees covering areas critical to the long-term success of the plumbing, HVAC and industrial pipe marketplaces including:

• House Committee on Energy and Commerce -Subcommittees on Communications and Technology, Energy, Environment, Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection; and Oversight and Investigations.

• House Ways and Means Committee - Subcommittees on Health, Social Security, and Trade

• House Appropriations Committee

• House Armed Service Committee

• House Education and Workforce Committee

• Senate Energy & Natural Resource Committee

• Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Jim Kendzel, ASA VP of advocacy, brimmed with pride when he spoke of the work the ASA PAC team accomplished in a very short timeframe, “I could not be prouder of the team,” he said. “They were out there shaking hands and making connections with important individuals in the political arena.In addition to supporting a strong candidate list, the ASA team was able to engage in conversations with highly influential and renowned individuals such as Senator Mark Rubio (R-FL) and the Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Choa, covering topics such as workforce development and the transportation and trucking issues ASA members are currently facing.”