WDMA Issues 2012 Policy Agenda
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2012. The 16-page document urges policymakers to consider incentives that would spur the purchase of energy efficient windows, doors and skylights, and also asks Congress to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency.
"This new year brings an election, but it should not bring the 112th Congress to a halt," says Elaine Sagers, WDMA chair and VP of marketing for Pella Corp. "America's window, door and skylight manufacturers will support members of both houses and parties in moving legislation forward in this session in order to advance policies that will revive the residential and commercial construction markets, protect and enhance the global competitiveness of our manufacturing sector, and put more Americans back to work. WDMA's 2012 national policy agenda is a declaration of our industry's common goals and principles and the document contains a plan for sound legislative, regulatory and code policies which we believe will carry out those goals. We look forward to a productive dialogue with policymakers in Congress and the Administration so that many of the issues in this National Policy Agenda can be resolved before we welcome the 113th Congress."
The WDMA document will be distributed to all members of Congress and key Administration officials and will also be used during WDMA members' visits with their elected representatives during the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference. That event is scheduled for March 5-7 in Washington, DC.