NRC Members Meet with Capitol Hill Lawmakers

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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Members of the NRC board of directors, Policy & Legislative Committee and staff met on Capitol Hill on April 10 with U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO, center blue tie), who is Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX, center red tie), who serves on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials and is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 10th, NRC Board of Directors and committee members met with U.S. Senators and Representatives to discuss issues facing the rail industry. The NRC encourages members to register for Railroad Day on the Hill.

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) announced members of its Board of Directors and its Policy & Legislative Committee met with lawmakers on April 10th to discuss issues facing the rail industry. In meetings with U.S. Senators and Representatives and committee staff, NRC reports the “goal of the meetings was to build relationships with decision makers and to educate them about the work of contractors and suppliers and their investments that drive safety and productivity improvements.”

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President of the NRC Ashley Wieland said, “Lawmakers are sometimes unaware of the significant role railway contractors and suppliers play in the safe and productive operation of our nation’s railways. . . These meetings helped us share out story and establish an ongoing dialogue so lawmakers will look to the NRC and its members for information to guide their decisions.”

Additionally, President Wieland encouraged all NRC members to “join with hundreds of other railroad industry professionals on May 8 for Railroad Day on the Hill.” This is an opportunity for those in the industry to reach out to Capitol Hill lawmakers to “share your story to benefit the freight railway industry.” To register, visit

About the NRC: The NRC is a U.S. trade association that advances the mutual interests of railway contractors and suppliers who construct, maintain and supply freight railroads and rail-transit and passenger lines. Founded in 1978, the NRC connects members with other railway industry professionals and government officials and policy makers. The NRC collaborates with its members, government, and industry leaders to create a positive business climate and to make railway construction and maintenance safer and more efficient.”

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