Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee; CP staff
Testifying on behalf of NCMA at a U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing, Mark Wilhelms of Jefferson City, Mo.-based Midwest Block & Brick Inc., reminded federal lawmakers of the importance of a healthy housing market on employment levels and gross domestic product, and requested their support of the recently introduced (HR 1563) Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2013.
Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association; Library of Congress
Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) have introduced the Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education and Promotion Act of 2013 (H.R. 1563), identical to legislation (S.429) Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) unveiled in February.
Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff
Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Roy Blount (R-MO) have brought the 113th Congress legislation enabling concrete masonry producers to pursue development of a national check-off program, where an assessment per unit sold would support industry research, education, and promotion.