On March 6-7, NRCA joined with partner organizations from across the roofing industry for Roofing Day in D.C. 2018.
With more than 400 roofing professionals participating in this inaugural event, the industry's voice was heard like
never before by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 was the first annual industrywide advocacy event designed to fulfill NRCA CEO Reid Ribble's
vision of how NRCA can enhance the industry's image and expand its influence on policymaking in Washington, D.C. In the
past, NRCA has provided its contractor leaders with the opportunity to meet with senators and representatives on
Capitol Hill to build relationships and communicate our members' views regarding key legislative issues.
But Roofing Day in D.C. is a much larger venture that brings together roofing professionals such as contractors,
manufacturers, distributors and others to deliver the industry's message to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. By hearing
directly from their constituents during Roofing Day in D.C., lawmakers gain a better understanding of how legislation
and regulations affect roofing industry employers and become more energized to address our concerns and priorities. And
with help and support from our 23 partner associations and organizations, this transformational day became a
On March 6, Roofing Day in D.C. participants gathered at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington, D.C. The event
began with a reception that featured special guest Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Mulvaney provided an update regarding administration policies of interest to the roofing industry, including
implementation of the recently passed tax reform law and regulatory issues.
On March 7, participants gathered for a breakfast program that featured Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the
Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Johnson has worked closely with NRCA regarding several
business-related issues, including tax, regulatory and immigration reform legislation, and provided an overview of the
upcoming congressional agenda and insights regarding recent political developments.
Participants then traveled to the steps of Capitol Hill and had 300 meetings with a majority of congressional offices
and focused on three top roofing industry policy issues: regulatory reform legislation designed to reduce burdensome
regulations on employers; legislation to improve career and technical education and help address the labor shortage;
and immigration reform that meets the industry's workforce needs. To review the policy papers outlining the roofing
industry's position regarding these issues, click here.
NRCA and partner organizations already are planning for the second Roofing Day in D.C., which will be held in spring
2019. The goal is to continue to grow and strengthen our influence with Congress. A save-the-date announcement for
Roofing Day in D.C. 2019 will be coming soon. To view a photo gallery from Roofing Day in D.C. 2018, click here.