News from Capitol Hill
This is the latest installment of highlights of PCA’s “This Week in Washington” update. Interested in seeing more? Become an ACPA Advocacy Interest Member.* Advocacy Interest Members are eligible to participate in the Legislative Issues Committee (LIC). Click here to join!
Here’s a overview of two important developments in the Nation’s capital:
- President Donald Trump on Nov. 21st signed a Continuing Resolution (H.R. 3055) that funds the federal government until December 20 as lawmakers negotiate a long-term bill for FY2020. The legislation included a provision to prevent a $7.6 billion cut to the highway program, which we reported on in ACPA TODAY (Nov. 20).
- The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing called, “Creating a Climate Resilient America: Reducing Risks and Costs.” In former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate’s testimony, he called for greater emphasis on pre-disaster mitigation. On the topic of the resiliency of wood as a building material, he disagreed with the Member who suggested wood was a resilient building material and raised concerns about wood buildings to withstand floods, fires and mud slides that frequently follow a large wildfire. PCA and NRMCA have previously shared with the committee the industry’s positions on the topic and further, have advocated for the use of concrete in construction of various structures.
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