Government Affairs Department Presents Inaugural Congressional Concrete Champion Awards
During NRMCA's Annual Convention held earlier this month in Las Vegas, the Government Affairs department recognized the contributions of two outstanding Members of Congress, awarding Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) with the inaugural NRMCA Congressional Concrete Champion Awards for their support of the ready mixed concrete industry. Rep. Hunter was honored as a champion for the ready mixed concrete industry, in particular for leading our Hours of Service 30-minute break rule and logbook exemption victories contained within passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act in 2015. He dropped by the Government Affairs Committee meeting and gave an update on what’s going on in Washington from his perspective as a confidante of President Donald Trump and a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart was honored with the Congressional Concrete Champion award for championing our resiliency and building codes efforts. Rep. Diaz-Balart is a strong advocate for our industry as he serves as a primary chair of our Congressional Resilient Construction Caucus. he also spoke with NRMCA's newly installed Board of Directors, praising the ready mix industry's efforts to build stronger, more resilient structures in the face of natural disasters that he and his constituents see regularly in his Congressional District.
NRMCA’s Government Affairs team has a high-impact legislative agenda for the 115th Congress and is grateful for ready mixed concrete champions like Rep. Hunter and Rep. Diaz-Balart, but we continually need our association member companies to be involved in the political process.
To learn more about how to become more involved, contact Andrew Tyrrell at email@example.com.