Impact on the Hill
By Tom Daniel
The impact our leaders in Washington have on our bottom line is extremely important to the well being of our businesses. This year alone, we addressed the following nine positions for the industry:
- School Construction
- 3% Government Withholding Tax
- Comprehensive Immigration Reform
- Alternative Minimum Tax
- Workplace Crystalline Silica
- Estate Tax
- Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors
- Military Construction
- National Energy Policy
I would like to thank those who helped present our issues and encourage those who were unable to participate to see how they can get involved and have a positive impact without a tremendous amount of time or energy. Contacting your Congressmen and Senators with our positions is extremely useful in our fight in Washington. We have a never-ending battle of trying to keep our industry issues at the forefront of our members’ minds.
About the Author
Tom Daniel, owner of GBC Concrete and Masonry Construction, Inc. in Lake Elsinore, Calif., has worked in the masonry industry since the 1980s. During that time, he has volunteered countless hours for the masonry industry locally in California and on the national scale. Daniel spent eight years on the MCAA Executive Board, including two years as President from 2008-2010 and was the recipient of the 2011 C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award.