On July 8, ABC National’s government affairs team delivered a presentation to a group of Republican lieutenant governors on the issues affecting the construction industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual meeting, which was part of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association’s annual conference, was attended by more than a dozen sitting lieutenant governors and candidates running for the office in 2020. Staff members provided an update on the economic conditions faced by the construction industry, ABC’s longstanding commitment to safety and recent policy developments affecting contractors, such as liability protections and the impact of projected budget shortfalls on public contractors. They also discussed construction as an essential industry during the various stages of shutdowns and how ABC and its contractor members remain committed to maintaining jobsite safety as we operate under this new normal. ABC National has been a longstanding member of the RLGA and other national political groups, which allow staff to interface with elected officials and advance the legislative and political interests of our chapters. Membership in RLGA and four other political groups is funded by the Free Enterprise Alliance.