WDMA Releases 2016 National Policy Agenda for the Window, Door, and Skylight Industry

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released today a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2016, which outlines top policy priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that 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 2016 WDMA National Policy Agenda is divided into eight different policy areas:

  • Energy Conservation;
  • Building Codes;
  • Environmental Stewardship;
  • Building Safety;
  • Housing & Economic Policy;
  • Tax Policy;
  • Product Supply and Trade; and
  • Workforce/Workplace
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"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 2016 WDMA 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 WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference on April 18-20 in Washington, DC.

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

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About WDMA: Founded in 1927, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is the premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for the domestic and export markets. WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performance™ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in the areas of advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system. For more information, please visit www.wdma.com.

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