Government Relations

TRIA Signs Letter In Support Of DOL’s Independent Contractor Rule Nullification

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following from March 2024:   House Numbers With Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) leaving Congress in March and Rep. Mike Gallagher’s (R-WI) surprise announcement he’s leaving, too, Republicans will be down to a… Read more

TRIA’s Latest Issues And Activities Report From Washington, D.C.

  Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following from February 2024:   House Numbers After winning a NY special election, Democrat former-Rep. Tom Souzzi was sworn in Feb. 28 for the seat he previously held in the House,… Read more

TRIA Lobbyist Shares Latest Activities From Washington, D.C.

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following:   DOL Independent Contractor Rule On Jan. 9, the U.S. Dept. of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule, effective March 11, revising DOL’s test for determining who is an employee or… Read more

TRIA’s December Issues & Activities Update From Washington, D.C.

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following:   Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations The Fall Regulatory Agenda was released Dec. 7 and the U.S. Chamber summarized some labor-related regs: DOL, OSHA: Heat Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Read more

Updates On TRIA’s Activity In Washington, D.C.

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following:   Government Funding On Nov. 14, the House passed a bifurcated Continuing Resolution extending government funding at ‘23 levels to Jan. 19 for some agencies and Feb. 2 for all others. … Read more

The Latest On Government Funding, Regulatory Updates, And H-2B Legislation

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following: Government Funding On Nov. 14, the House passed a bifurcated Continuing Resolution to extend government funding at 2023 levels for some agencies and programs until Jan. 19 and all others through… Read more

Updates OSHA’s Heat Standard and Walkaround Rule

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities on the following:   September Jobs Figures On Oct. 6, the Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said the economy created 336,000 jobs in September. This is much higher than ADP’s report… Read more

TRIA Signs Construction Industry Safety Coalition Comments

Published by Sarah Harrington   Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities as of October 1st, 2023:   Government Shutdown Averted With hours to spare on Sept. 30, the last day of the federal fiscal year, Congress passed a continuing resolution… Read more

OSHA Heat Standard And Other Updates From TRIA Lobbyist

Published by Sarah Harrington   Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities for September 2023:   Appropriations Bills With the federal government’s fiscal year 2023 ending Sept. 30, Congress has two weeks to pass all 12 appropriations bills for FY24. Debates… Read more

MSHA Silica Rule Update And More From Washington

Published by Sarah Harrington   Tile Roofing Industry Alliance Lobbyist, Craig Brightup, has provided the latest government relations update and activities for August 2023: OSHA Worker Walkaround Rule On August 30, OSHA published its proposed “Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process” rule in the Federal Register.  The preamble states OSHA is… Read more

The TRIA Remains Active in Washington

OSHA Heat Standard Small Business Advocacy Review Panel NRCA’s Rod Petrick (Ridgeworth Roofing Co., Illinois) and John Fleming (Weathercraft, Colorado) had their names submitted to the SBA’s Office of Advocacy to be Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for the Small Business Advocacy Review panel that will provide feedback on OSHA’s draft… Read more

The TRI Alliance is Active and Engaged on vital programs in Washington, D.C.

July was a month of collaboration as our TRI Lobbyist, Craig Brightup worked behind the scenes in supporting initiatives that affect our members and the roofing industry. UPS-Teamsters Contract Negotiations The TRI Alliance worked with the U.S. Chamber-led collation to draft a letter that TRIA signed urging the White House… Read more

TRIA Promotes Roofing Industry Programs

By Craig Brightup, TRI Alliance Washington Lobbyist Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations The federal government must publish the status of agencies’ regulatory actions twice yearly and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released the Spring 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions.  Here are additional DOL/OSHA details:… Read more

Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 – Debt Ceiling Act Update

Craig Brightup, is the TRI Alliance Washington DC lobbyist covering our Governmental Initiatives. Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 On May 27, President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy announced a deal to raise the federal debt-ceiling which Treasury says could be reached by June 5.  The deal follows negotiations based on… Read more

TRI Alliance Continues To Be Engaged in Washington, DC

Pictured – TRI Alliance GR team, with Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV), Appropriations Committee TRI Alliance Washington Fly-In Was A Chance To Voice Our Concerns The TRI Alliance fly-in to Washington, DC, was productive.  On April 18, we had breakfast with Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV), Appropriations Committee (photo attached); a meeting… Read more
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