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As the only national voice for America’s professional moving and storage industry, AMSA fights for you on a broad range of proposed legislation and regulations. AMSA’s Government Affairs Department maintains an active presence on Capitol Hill and with executive branch regulatory agencies.

AMSA Board of Directors Capitol Hill Day

Through effective advocacy and action, we work to ensure that our members’ concerns and interests are heard and addressed by members of Congress and key decision-makers. As the industry’s primary advocate in Washington, we seek to advance the industry’s cause by raising awareness and support for our policy proposals with AMSA members, elected officials and federal agencies, as well as the media and general public.

Grassroots Advocacy

One of the most important ways that AMSA members can advocate for the moving and storage industry is through direct contact with their members of Congress. The AMSA Grassroots Advocacy Center is a one-stop shop where our members can take action on legislation or regulations impacting their businesses and our industry, get up-to-date news and information on advocacy issues, and share information with AMSA’s government affairs team so we can better represent our industry’s interests. Click here to get started!

Economic Impact Study of the Moving & Storage Industry

New! The Moving & Storage Industry Economic Impact Study, brought to you by AMSA and the MSI, highlights the contributions made to the U.S. economy by the small, midsize and large companies that provide intrastate and interstate professional moving, storage and relocation services across the country. Click here to find out how the industry benefits the economy through jobs, wages and taxes. Data available nationally and by state and congressional district.

Moving Day on the Hill

Each year, more than 100 owners and executives from moving companies both large and small visit with members of Congress during Moving Day on the Hill. Hosted by AMSA, Moving Day on the Hill brings together industry leaders and stakeholders from across the country to urge Congress to pass legislation on issues important to the industry.

AMPAC

AMPAC is AMSA’s political action committee.  On behalf of AMSA and its members, AMPAC provides important financial contributions for selected members of Congress who support our stands on key legislation and are positioned to play a leading role in critical legislative debates.

Compliance

Interstate movers have three main requirements, in addition to insurance, that they must follow: arbitration of certain disputes with consumers, publishing a tariff, and having process agents designated to receive certain legal papers in each state. AMSA provides these services to our members.

Military/GSA

The federal government is an important customer of the moving and storage industry, representing about one quarter of all interstate moves handled by our members annually. We proudly provide professional personal property moves for the men and women of our armed services, and for civilian employees including the State Department, across the country and around the world.

Safety and Operations

AMSA’s annual Safety & Operations Conference brings together top industry and government experts to provide the latest safety updates and best practices and discuss emerging trends and the latest technology. AMSA also provides a service to help locate missing or stolen vehicles.