As NRCA members, affiliate executives and staff converged on
Capitol Hill Sept. 30-Oct. 3, they focused on keeping
industry-friendly members of Congress alive in their bids for
re-election, as well as making sure legislative issues important to
the roofing industry remain at the forefront of Congress'
In addition to an aggressive legislative conference schedule, 21
NRCA committees, NRCA's Affiliate Executives Council, the National
Roofing Foundation and The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress
met to carry out their essential business for the year.
Participation was impressive: 132 NRCA members serving on
committees, 40 spouses and 20 staff were on-hand for a week of
Participants were delighted to hear from Rep. Gary Miller
(R-Calif.) at the luncheon Sept. 30. Miller, having a construction
industry background, discussed the currently overblown situation
with mold litigation, immigration reform and health-insurance
reform. Miller is a co-sponsor of legislation that would allow
associations such as NRCA to provide quality, affordable health
benefits through association health plans to their
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