CMU Check-off Legislation Reintroduced in New Congress
FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) has reintroduced the Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act into the 114th Congress. The language of bill number HR-985 is largely identical to that of the bill considered in the last Congress, which provides authorization for the industry to conduct a referendum for establishing a commodity check-off program for concrete masonry products.
Kathy Castor (D-FL) again serves as the minority lead co-sponsor on the bill, which again has been referred to the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee and the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Initiative spokesperson Major Ogilvie said “This approach provides us the best opportunity to fairly and effectively advance the use of concrete masonry as a modern building material. We made great headway in educating members of the last Congress, securing 267 co-sponsors. I believe that hard work will translate into passage this year.”