The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released its legislative advocacy agenda for 2016, which outlines top policy priorities for the door, window and skylight industry that the association says will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector.

“As we enter the second session of the 114th Congress, lawmakers need to advance an agenda that will spur economic growth,” said WDMA chairman Al Babiuk, CEO of Loewen Windows. “The WDMA 2016 national policy agenda lays out the industry’s proposals that will promote national energy efficiency, reduce burdensome regulations, promote smart tax policy, and support quality manufacturing jobs.”

The agenda is divided into eight policy areas:
• Energy conservation;
• Building codes;
• Environmental stewardship;
• Building safety;
• Housing and economic policy;
• Tax policy;
• Product supply and trade; and
• Workforce/workplace.

“As we head into an election year, WDMA looks forward to working with Congress and the Obama administration to promote fiscally sound policies that will spur job creation, continue the housing recovery and improve the manufacturing climate in this country,” said WDMA president and CEO Michael O’Brien.

The 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 WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, set for April 18-20 in Washington, D.C.

WDMA’s 2016 National Policy Agenda can be downloaded here.

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