As the only national voice for America's professional moving and storage industry, AMSA represents our members 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.
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.
Position papers make it possible for AMSA members to communicate more effectively with a unified voice, whether meeting with legislators, talking to customers or responding to media inquiries. These are some of the important issues that AMSA members regularly discuss with members of Congress.
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 the American Moving & Storage Association, 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.
When appropriate, AMSA reaches out to mobilize its 4,100 members to make their views known to their elected officials in Washington. Our legislative alerts are sent via e-mail, and we also provide an online service any member may use to express their views to members of the House and Senate.
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.
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.
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.
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.