Government Relations

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

TRI Alliance Government Relations Team Holds Successful Meetings In Washington, DC.

Pictured: Left to right -Tyler Allwood, Wade Shepherd, Craig Brightup, Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL), John Campbell, T.J. Curtis Last week, our TRI Alliance Government Relations Committee traveled to Washington, DC, to help support NRCA’s 2023 Roofing Day in DC.  While there, Craig Brightup, our TRI Alliance DC Lobbyist, set meetings… Read more

Congressional Review Act, OSHA and more in Washington DC

By Craig Brightup, TRI Alliance Lobbyist Congressional Review Act Resolutions   March saw a flurry of CRA resolutions.  The CRA allows Congress to repeal regulations by simple majorities with resolutions passed to repeal: DC’s Revised Criminal Code (signed by President); DOL allowing retirement plan fiduciaries to use ESG for investment decisions (vetoed);… Read more

Government Relations Update, Roofing Day, TRIA DC Fly-In

by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup Biden Nominates Julie Su for Labor Secretary With U.S. Labor Sec. Marty Walsh leaving to head the NHL Players Union, President Biden nominated Deputy Labor Sec. Julie Su for the job.  But Su’s record as California’s Labor Sec. features unemployment insurance fraud that squandered… Read more

D.C. Updates on AZ OSHA Plan, Federal Contractor Climate Rule, DOL & FTC Changes

Updated 3/1/23 by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup OSHA Withdraws Proposal to Revoke AZ State Plan On Feb. 14, OSHA announced it will withdraw a proposal to revoke AZ’s State Plan.  This is a victory for TRIA which submitted comments to OSHA opposing the proposal.  Biden Nominates Julie Su as… Read more

118th Congress, Regulatory Agenda, Roofing Day in DC

Updated 1/30/23 by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup; photo by Andy Feliciotti on Unsplash 118th Congress Republicans control the House 222-213 and Democrats the Senate 51-49. With Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) in place the House was able to pass a rules package mostly focused on preventing more gigantic omnibus bills, and… Read more

$1.7 Trillion, H-2B Reforms, NLRB Updates and more

Update 1/4/23 by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup; photo by John Jensen $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Bill Signed Into Law On Dec. 29, President Biden signed an omnibus spending package for the remainder of FY23 that Congress was able to pass with all Democrats and 18 Republican Senators.  At 4,000 pages,… Read more

Midterm Election Review & Agency Oversight in Washington DC

Update and photo by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup Midterm Election There was no red wave because abortion was a factor in states like Michigan and races like VA’s 7th CD where Republican Yesli Vega came up short against Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D), and Trump endorsed candidates underperformed in Republican-leaning… Read more

Independent Contractor Rulemaking, OSHA’s Agenda & H-2B Visa Numbers – Government Relations Update

Updated 11/1/22 by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup DOL Independent Contractor Rulemaking On Oct. 11, DOL released its proposed Independent Contractor rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The NY Times reports it would, “make it more likely for millions of janitors, home-care and construction workers and gig drivers… Read more
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