NRCA's Fall Committee Meetings and Legislative Conference were
held Oct. 18-21 in Washington, D.C. Nearly 150 association members
participated to advance the roofing industry's agenda in Congress,
and events throughout the four days allowed NRCA members to
establish a dialogue with key decision makers. In addition, 33 NRCA
committees met to conduct association business.
The event kicked off with Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) speaking at
lunch Oct. 18. That evening, NRCA held its Legislators Appreciation
Reception in the Hart Senate Office Building with Sens. Jim Bunning
(R-Ky.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and John Thune (R-S.D.). The
following day, NRCA members visited the Capitol Hill offices of
their respective members of the U.S. Senate and House of
Representatives to lobby for NRCA's issues. ROOFPAC's gala dinner
that evening featured Sens. James Talent (R-Mo.) and George Allen
(R-Va.). On Oct. 20, NRCA members went to a briefing in the
Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next door to the White
The conference focused on three issues: comprehensive
immigration reform; association health plans (AHPs); and a shorter
tax depreciation schedule for commercial roof systems. The timing
fit well with where each is in...
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