National Roofing Legal Resource Center

Legislation to address workforce shortages gains support

NRCA continues working in support of legislation to provide a long-term solution to the chronic workforce shortages in the roofing industry. In March, Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) introduced the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act (H.R. 1740), which would establish a market-driven visa system that matches willing employers with temporary foreign workers to meet the workforce needs of our 21st-century economy. The new system will be governed by market forces, protect U.S. workers and enable job creators to obtain the workers needed to meet demand and grow their businesses and the economy. Since this legislation was a major focus during Roofing Day in D.C. 2019 in early April, the bill has gained bipartisan support, with Reps. Rick Allen (R-Ga.) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) signing on as co-sponsors of the bill along with previous co-sponsors Reps. Susan Wild (D-Pa.) and Greg Steube (R-Fla.). NRCA is urging members to send an email to their representatives in support of this bill by clicking here to visit the NRCA Grassroots Advocacy Network.


5/29/2019



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