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NRCA Roofing Day, Keeping Roofing On Top

Roofing professionals from all over America are gathered in Washington D.C. for NRCA Roofing Day March 6-7, 2018.

Industry leaders spoke on Capitol Hill, shaping the largest advocacy event for the roofing industry in history to discuss the issues of regulatory reform, workforce development and immigration reform.

Influential Event for Roofing Industry

About 1,000 roofing professionals made a strong presence so that the industry has a unified voice. Attendees included contractors, architects, manufacturers, distributors and others in the supply chain. By registering and attending the event, individuals were able to meet with Congress members to discuss these vital roofing industry issues.

The event included a reception featuring speaker Mick Mulvaney, who has served in Congress from South Carolina and is currently director of the federal Office of Management and Budget. The next morning on March 7th, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke after a breakfast on these important roofing issues and detailed how to address members of Congress. Here are the key points that were hashed out:

Regulatory Reform

The roofing industry aims to reduce burdensome regulations by supporting the bipartisan Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA, S. 951). This law seeks to help promote industry growth and improve transparency and accountability in the regulatory development process. By reforming existing regulations, U.S. employers will be in a better position to grow their operations and create new jobs.

Workforce Development

Since chronic workforce shortages have affected the roofing industry, the NRCA supports legislation that improves career and technical education (CTE). The bipartisan legislation known as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353) is designed to enhance CTE programs to attract more professionals to the workforce.

Immigration Reform

Due to an aging workforce leading to a shortage of employees, the NRCA supports immigration reform. The goal is to make sensible reforms that end illegal immigration and black-market employment, while addressing the workforce needs of the roofing industry. This balanced approach would strengthen border security, workplace enforcement and allow temporary workers to legally find work in the United States.

Get Your Voice

It is essential that individuals and businesses have a voice in the roofing industry as well as the general economy. If you would like to register to be a member of the NRCA, get information about the membership here.

If you would like to get information on becoming a member of the National Women In Roofing organization, check them out here.

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