On Feb. 12, Rick Birkman, president of NRCA member Texas Roofing
Co., Austin, testified before the Immigration, Border Security and
Citizenship Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Judiciary on
behalf of NRCA and the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition of
which NRCA is a member. The hearing was called to discuss President
Bush's temporary guest worker proposal. (See "Capitol Hill," March issue, page 14, for more
information about Bush's plan.)
Birkman says, "The fact that NRCA was given the opportunity to
be ‘at the table' to represent the business community is a
testament of how far it has come as an association and how much
political clout it has...
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