A tangled web

NRCA CEO Reid Ribble explains why congressional reform needs to occur


With the same drive NRCA CEO Reid Ribble promotes professionalism in the roofing industry, he is equally passionate about trying to make Congress a more effective, representative legislative body that seeks bipartisan solutions to U.S. problems.

Ribble, a former Republican congressman from Wisconsin’s 8th district, was one of six former members of Congress invited to present testimony in May to the House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Ribble, who is a harsh critic of the power held by congressional leadership, told the committee: “[I]t seems the leadership no longer trusts a fair process. Or they no longer trust what may result from a fair process, so they rig the system to get the results they want.”

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