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NRCA supports REINS Act

Jan. 3, 2017

To All Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Dear Representative,

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) strongly supports the "Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act" and urges you to support this legislation when it comes to the House floor for a vote.

Established in 1886, NRCA is one of the nation's oldest trade associations and the voice of professional roofing contractors worldwide. NRCA has about 3,500 contractors in all 50 states who are typically small, privately held companies with the average member employing 45 people and attaining sales of about $4.5 million per year.

The roofing industry has faced an avalanche of new regulations from numerous government agencies in recent years. The cumulative burden of often counterproductive regulations is highly disruptive to entrepreneurs who seek to start or grow businesses that provide high-quality jobs. Most important, federal agencies have failed to work with industry representatives to provide greater flexibility for employers in achieving regulatory goals and minimizing adverse impacts on economic growth and job creation.

NRCA strongly supports regulatory reform to provide small and midsized businesses with much-needed relief from burdensome regulations, and the REINS Act is a key component of regulatory relief. It would require Congress to approve, with an up-or-down vote, any new major regulation issued by a federal agency before the regulation would become effective. Under the REINS Act, a major regulation is defined as any rule that is estimated to have an economic impact of at least $100 million on the private sector; would result in a major increase in costs or prices; and would have significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity or U.S. competitiveness.

NRCA believes the REINS Act, by requiring major regulations undergo a vote in Congress to become effective, would substantially increase accountability among federal agencies seeking to issue new regulations. This legislation would help provide employers in the roofing industry with the certainty they need to invest in their businesses and create more jobs.

NRCA supports the REINS Act and urges you to vote for this legislation in the House. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact NRCA's Washington, D.C., office at (202) 546-7584.

Click here to view a PDF of this letter.


Dennis Conway
Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas
NRCA Chairman of the Board

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