WDMA Releases 2014 National Policy Agenda

January 16th, 2014 by DWM Magazine

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released its legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2014.

“Manufacturers are ramping up their factories again, but policymakers need to know that overly-burdensome regulations and continued uncertainty about the fiscal priorities of Congress and the Administration continue to threaten the economic recovery,” says WDMA chair Mike Salsieder, president of Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork in Wausau, Wis. “In the 2014 WDMA National Policy Agenda, our members have laid out proposals that will boost national energy efficiency, promote smart tax policy, and support quality manufacturing jobs in our communities. We look forward to using this new National Policy Agenda to guide frank and open conversations with Congress and the Administration.”

The 2014 WDMA National Policy Agenda is divided into eight different policy areas:

  • Energy conservation;
  • Building codes;
  • Environmental stewardship;
  • Building safety;
  • Housing and economic policy;
  • Tax policy;
  • Product supply and trade; and
  • Workforce/workplace.

“WDMA looks forward to working with policymakers to support fiscally sound policies that will spur job creation, and to undo or mitigate the effects of recent actions that overly burden manufacturers with more red tape and costly federal rules and regulations,” writes the association.

The 2014 National Policy Agenda will be distributed to all members of Congress and key administration officials and will be used during WDMA members’ visits with their elected representatives during the upcoming WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, March 31-April 2 in Washington, D.C.

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