Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 Advocacy Issues

Each year, Roofing Day in D.C. participants meet with members of Congress and congressional staff to discuss federal issues of importance to the roofing industry, and speaking with one voice in a unified manner is crucial. The advocacy issues for Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 were:

  • Increased funding for career and technical education to address workforce shortages (CTE Position Paper)
    • The Perkins State Grants passed the House of Representatives and is included in the Senate’s version of the bill we anticipate will be included in the final year-end spending package. This legislation provides an increase of $50 million in career and technical education.

  • A strong buildings component in federal infrastructure legislation (Infrastructure Position Paper)
    • The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was signed into law and included a strong buildings component.

  • Immigration reform that meets the roofing industry’s workforce needs (Immigration Reform Position Paper)

These issues were discussed and selected with input from the Roofing Day Advisory Committee, which consists of NRCA members and representatives from other roofing industry organizations involved in Roofing Day in D.C. 2021.

Through our advocacy work and industry collaboration, we achieved success in two of the three priorities.

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