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Advocacy

Cars traveling on asphalt roadway with U.S. Capitol building in background in Washington, D.C.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. 

OUR ADVOCACY GOALS ARE TO:

  • Grow highway and airfield investments,
  • Secure funding for asphalt highway and airfield pavement research; and
  • Oppose any pavement design or pavement-type selection mandates.

Priorities, Tools, and Action Center

IIJA/IRA Implementation 

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also called the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL), was signed into law on November 15, 2021, bringing 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 on August 16, 2022. The final revised bill spends about $350 billion 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.

Regulatory Priorities

NAPA’s top regulatory priority is to respond to proposed regulations to encourage realistic regulations. 

Advocacy Tools and Information

The advocacy tools on this page are designed to 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.

Action Center

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.

Advocacy Contacts

Jay Hansen
Executive Vice President, Advocacy