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117th Congress Educational Kits

After elections, it is critical to schedule meetings with new members even before they are sworn in, to educate them on industry topics. In January, House and Senate leadership will discuss Committee assignments with the 117th Congress and you want transportation and the asphalt pavement industry priorities to be top of mind.

There are seven new Senators and 54 Delegates. That’s 61 new members to educate and friends of the industry to make, it may seem like a lot, but we can do it! To help you, the NAPA Government Affairs team has prepared an educational kit for use during your meetings.

To Complete Your Educational Toolkit:

  1. Download the Educational Kit – Includes: NAPA Fast Facts, Talking Points, and Key Facts about the U.S. Surface Transportation System;
  2. Download the Fast Facts Template and customize with you company data; and
  3. Download your state's data on funding, road, and bridge conditions.
  4. Visit the Action Center to find your legislators!

There are helpful resources on this page, including guides on effective advocacy, scheduling meetings with Congress, and more!

Conduct a Great Plant Tour

An CRH plant hosts Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)

Together We Can Make a Strong Case for Asphalt

One of the most effective ways to connect with legislators is to bring them into the plant, show them the equipment, and discuss your company's impact on the local economy.

Interacting with lawmakers at your site is a critical step in building long-lasting relationships with them, and provides an opportunity for legislators to better understand your business and focus their attention on the asphalt pavement industry’s priorities. LEARN HOW to schedule and conduct you best plant tour yet. 

Highways Drive America

Tell members of Congress about the need to fund highways that support every community and industry across our nation. Download and share the tools to help spread this important message.

Campaign Materials

Funding Infographic

A picture tells a thousand words. Share this Highway Materials Group infographic detailing why America's highways are so important.

Infographic

Advocacy Handbook

Government decisions impact business and our lives, learn how to advocate to ensure legislators understand the real-world effects of their decisions.

Become an Advocate

Organize In-District Meetings

Lawmakers want to hear from you, organize a meeting and save on travel expenses by talking to lawmakers in the home office.

Get Started

Requesting In-District Meeting

Staffers on Capitol Hill schedule meetings in-district all the time, but for those unfamiliar, follow NAPA's template to get started today.

Sample Letter

Running Effective Meetings

Lawmakers are busy and often have limited time to meet with constituents. Follow this 10-step guide to ensure your meeting is a success.

Guide

Highway Funding Presentation

Our staff experts put together great presentations about highway funding, check out the latest information. 

View Now

Virtual Meeting Talking Points

In a changing advocacy environment use these virtual meeting talking points to highlight the asphalt pavement industry’s goals and priorities when you connect with your Members of Congress 

Talking Points

TRIP Fact Sheets

Find Key Facts by State on America's Surface Transportation System

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Summaries of Congressional Action

INVEST Act 

Legislation is complex, read our team's summary of the INVEST Act, from June 3, 2020, to get the highlights.

HOUSE BILL SUMMARY

House Appropriations Bill

The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Transportation-Housing appropriations bill, which funds next year’s construction season. The House bill meets the obligation limitations for FY2021 for the Highway Trust Fund contract authority contained in the INVEST in America Act.  

HOUSE THUD SUMMARY

Senate Appropriations Bill

On November 10, 2020, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the text of the fiscal 2021 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill.  The bill will serve as the starting point for negotiations between House and Senate leadership during the lame duck-session of the 116th Congress in an effort to wrap up all 12 pending appropriation bills.

SENATE THUD SUMMARY 

Great American Outdoors Act

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved The Great American Outdoors Act, which would open up new markets for the asphalt pavement industry by making critical investments in roads, parking lots, and trails in the country’s national park system and other public lands.

GAO ACT SUMMARY

ATIA Act

Read about the pavement related provisions of the Senate passed America's Transportation Infrastructure Act. TIA Act

SENATE BILL SUMMARY