On behalf of AGC of America, I want to thank you for taking the time to contact your elected leaders about the misleadingly named Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 842 largely along partisan lines last night. The final vote was 225-206 with one Democrat and five Republicans crossing party lines. See how your U.S. representative voted.

While this outcome is disappointing, our efforts had an impact. Following the PRO Act’s introduction and then scheduled vote, AGC launched national action alert campaigns that asked construction professionals to voice their opposition to the bill in messages to members of Congress and President Biden. Nearly 7,000 construction professionals took action on these alerts. Even more impressive, over 30,000 messages were sent to members of Congress and President Biden!

In addition to mobilizing the membership, the association’s Construction Advocacy Fund financed a $250,000, multi-faceted digital advocacy and public relations campaign targeting constituents in 10 congressional districts represented by undecided representatives. The campaign’s digital ads served more than 4.3 million impressions, reaching more than 250,000 unique users in the targeted districts. Additionally, the campaign’s web video was viewed more than 3.7 million times.

Legislative action now moves to the Senate, where 45 Democrats have already pledged their support to pass the PRO Act. With special interests like the AFL-CIO pushing hard to eliminate the Senate filibuster—which requires 60 votes to pass legislation—AGC and its members cannot trust politicians to protect the filibuster. If it’s eliminated, Senate Democrats will pass the PRO Act, Vice President Harris will break the 50-50 tie, and President Biden will sign it into law as he has promised to do.

Lastly, I would ask that you consider making a corporate contribution to AGC’s Construction Advocacy Fund if your company supports our advocacy efforts. The PRO Act is just one example of anti-construction legislation the Fund is designed to address. AGC uses the Fund to directly advocate for federal policies ensuring that construction remains essential, enacting legislation to expand the pipeline for the construction workforce, increasing public and private investment construction investment in infrastructure and buildings, and fighting against needless regulatory burdens. Make a contribution today!

Again, thank you. You are helping to make a difference. Stay tuned for future alerts and be sure to check for additional resources as our efforts transition to the Senate.


Jimmy Christianson

VP, Government Relations