NRCA's Washington, D.C., office serves as NRCA's full-time advocate in our nation's capital and works to advance the roofing industry's public policy agenda in the following areas: tax policy, energy efficiency, labor and workplace regulation, education and work-force training, immigration, regulatory reform, insurance, litigation reform, and health care. NRCA works closely with legislators and officials from the federal government and produces congressional testimony, legislative and regulatory advocacy materials, copy for Professional Roofing magazine and NRCA's website, and regular updates to NRCA members. Additionally, NRCA operates a political action committee, ROOFPAC, which is funded with voluntary contributions from NRCA members and serves to amply the voice of the roofing industry in our nation's capital.
NRCA also establishes and participates in coalitions and industry groups to integrate lobbying activities, identify areas of mutual concern and advance the roofing industry's policy agenda.
ROOFPAC, the federally registered political action committee (PAC) of NRCA, is dedicated to supporting pro-business candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that understand the effect government regulation has on the bottom lines of roofing businesses. With the support of NRCA members, ROOFPAC can continue its critical mission.
NRCA members can donate money to ROOFPAC online usign NRCA's secure server. ROOFPAC contributes money toward pro-business candidates' campaigns during an election cycle. Donations to ROOFPAC help NRCA make a difference in Washington, D.C.
With Congress and President Obama unable to reach an agreement regarding a federal budget by Oct. 1, the start of fiscal year 2014, the government is operating indefinitely under a partial shutdown for the first time since 1996. During this time, only federal employees and functions deemed "essential" will be operating. This could significantly affect employers depending on the duration of the partial government shutdown.
NRCA's 10@10 is a monthly newsletter that features summaries of government relations issues of interest to the roofing industry. It is published on the 10th of every month in order to provide roofing industry professionals with the latest information on legislative, regulatory and political developments in Washington, D.C.