Members’ interests are actively represented.
A significant portion of ASA’s Government Affairs program is
executed through coalitions that address the issues of greatest importance to
members. Partnering with other
organizations and corporations that have similar goals allows ASA to strengthen
voice and wield greater influence with lawmakers than if the
association acted on its own.
There are nine coalitions in which ASA
LIFO REFORM COALITIONopposes the repeal
of the last-in, first-out (LIFO) method of accounting for inventory.
COALITION FOR A DEMOCRATIC WORKPLACEsupports the effort to ensure the continued right of American workers to freely
and secretly choose whether or not to be represented by a labor organization.
GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDING RELIEF COALITIONsupports legislation to repeal a sweeping new requirement mandating a 3% tax
withholding by federal, state, and local governments from payments to
contractors for goods and services – including purchase orders.
TAX RELIEF COALITIONsupports enactment
of significant tax relief for businesses and individuals that will lift the
economy out of recession and promote a durable economy.
FAMILY BUSINESS ESTATE TAX COALITIONsupports permanent repeal of the death tax.
CLEAN WATER COUNCILworks on all levels
of the legislative process to promote water infrastructure funding, including
the budget, reauthorization, and annual appropriations processes.
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORKsupports
legislation to adequately finance America’s drinking water and waste water
infrastructure and the establishment of a permit funding source (trust fund).
LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT WORKING GROUPopposes legislation that effectively eliminates the current statute of
limitations on filing of pay discriminations suits.
ENERGY ROUNDTABLEmeets monthly to
discuss and coordinate efforts of importance to the HVAC industry. Groups that participate are ASA, AHRI, ACCA,
NAPHCC and HARDI.
For links to specific coalition websites and more
information on ASA’s Government Affairs program, please visitwww.asa.net.
ASA Lends Its Voice to Washington, D.C., Coalitions
May 16, 2008