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NRCA Action Alert: Support Regulatory Reform Legislation

August 2015

NRCA recognizes roofing contractors face more government regulations than ever before and is working to advance the Regulatory Accountability Act (S. 2006) in the Senate to address this issue. NRCA urges members to contact their senators during August when Congress is in recess and senators are back in their states to urge them to support this critical legislation.

Background

The Regulatory Accountability Act will provide relief from excessive regulations by reforming the federal regulatory process governed by the Administrative Procedures Act, which has not been updated in nearly 70 years. S. 2006 will:
  • Increase stakeholder participation in shaping the most costly regulations, including consideration of economic effects on employers, before they are proposed
  • Require agencies to justify regulations as the best alternative among a range of options
  • Hold agencies more accountable to the public and increase transparency in the regulatory process
  • Reign in agency use of "guidance documents" that are used to circumvent the regulatory process
Companion legislation was approved by the House of Representatives in January 2015 with bipartisan support.

Take Action Now

We need your help now to communicate the roofing industry's support for the Regulatory Accountability Act to all senators. Click here to quickly and easily email your senators and ask them to support this important legislation.

If you prefer to telephone your senators, call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 225-3121, ask for the senator's office and tell the staff you "are calling in support of S. 2006, the Regulatory Accountability Act by Sen. Rob Portman." Here basic points for any call:
  • Support S. 2006, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which will reform the federal regulatory process and provide relief to overregulated businesses.
  • The roofing industry faces more government regulations than ever before.
  • Excessive and burdensome regulations are a major obstacle to job creation among employers in the roofing industry.
When emailing or calling your senators, always provide your name, company name and address.

Another option is to schedule a meeting with your senators in their state office closest to you. Click here to read NRCA's Grassroots Tool Kit can help get you started.

If you are interested in pursuing a meeting with your senator or have other questions about this issue, please contact NRCA's Washington, D.C., office at (800) 338-5765 or email dmusser@nrca.net or afelz@nrca.net.

Thank you for taking the time to contact your lawmakers. Remember, grassroots action is critical to making a difference in Washington on behalf of NRCA members.



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