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NRMCA Continues to Push Legislative Priorities for COVID-19 Relief Bill

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With the defeat of Senate Republican’s COVID-19 relief package last week, it is increasingly unlikely that a COVID-19 relief package will pass before the election. The next relief package will likely pass during lame duck, after the election and before the next Congress is sworn in, though political pressures could force Congressional leaders and the president to come to a deal earlier. Regardless of ultimate timing, NRMCA is continuing to advocate for the industry’s legislative priorities in any bill and ensuring that the industry’s voice continues to be heard.

  • Federal Excise Tax Suspension: NRMCA has continued to work with allied associations to urge Congress to suspend the federal excise tax for heavy trucks. You can see the coalition’s most recent letter here, supported by NRMCA as well as the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau and Volumetric Mixer Manufacturers Bureau. Congressional advocates are working to include this provision in a COVID-19 relief package.
  • Paycheck Protection Program Reforms: NRMCA continues to support critical reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in conversations with Members of Congress and staff, urging Congress to address issues relating to retroactive requirements for loan forgiveness, tax deductibility of expenses and including 501(c)6 non-profit organizations in the PPP.
  • Liability Protections: NRMCA activated its grassroots network to support liability protections in the next COVID relief package. If you have not sent your Member of Congress a letter urging him or her to include liability protections in the next package, click here to do so now.

NRMCA Government Affairs team will continue to advocate for these and other issues important to the ready mixed concrete industry.

For more information, contact Andrew Tyrrell at


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