Your Voice in the Nation's Capital
Washington, D.C. is a complex legislative playing field that the NAPA Government Affairs team deftly navigates to ensure the asphalt pavement industry's voice is heard on Capitol Hill. We rally the entire industry — including suppliers and equipment manufacturers — to safeguard our place in the transportation construction sector.
NAPA'S ADVOCACY GOALS:
- Grow highway and airfield investments
- Secure funding for asphalt highway and airfield pavement research
- Oppose any pavement design or pavement-type selection mandates
Join the Political Advocacy Member Council
In late 2022, NAPA's Board of Directors established a new Political Advocacy Membership category for people employed by NAPA member companies to gain a deeper understanding of the legislative process and dealing with Members of Congress and federal agencies. This no-cost individual membership empowers you to get involved with NAPA's Political Advocacy Member Council and learn about the NAPA Political Action Committee (NAPA-PAC).
Priorities, Tools, and Action Center
The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also called the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL), brought to fruition many of NAPA’s priorities, as laid out in our Build Back Better with Asphalt action plan. President Joe Biden also signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into Public Law in 2022. The final revised bill spends about $350 billion on climate initatives. IIJA will provide increased, sustained funding for road projects through 2026, but it is a complex bill. IRA will change what the federal government will procure in terms of low-carbon construction materials. Together, the investments in the IIJA and the IRA have the potential to transform industry. NAPA provides the resources you need to understand the legislation and its impact on the asphalt pavement industry.
NAPA’s top regulatory priority is to respond to proposed regulations to encourage realistic regulations.
These advocacy tools support the informed participation of the asphalt pavement industry in engaging with elected officials with common messages on the legislative priorities critically important to NAPA’s members.
Learn your elected official and what opportunities you have to advocate for infrastructure-related federal and state legislation. For a mobile-friendly experience, download the VoterVoice app on iTunes and Google Play. Use the keywords “National Asphalt Pavement Association” to find our page.
Vice President, Government Affairs