Scrap Recyclers Visit Capitol Hill

In January, several dozen ISRI members visited with their elected lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss impacts on them created by the comprehensive tax reforms enacted at the end of 2017.

Also discussed was the industry’s priority issues, including transportation problems throughout the nation, the major trade issues especially the Chinese import restrictions for paper and plastics, and the ramifications of treating scrap commodities as solid waste. 

  • The fly-in provided the industry with an opportunity to highlight the scrap recycling industry’s economic and environmental achievements
  • ISRI members had breakfast on Capitol Hill where presentations concerning national issues  were made  by Representatives Lou Barletta (R-PA) and John Shimkus (R-IL)

    …Both Congressmen also fielded questions from the audience on a variety of topics

  • ISRI members then spanned out and visited approximately 60 congressional offices on both sides of Capitol Hill.
  • …these meetings help establish or strengthen relationships with lawmakers which is vitally important towards good representation in Washington 
  • If you or someone from your company is planning a trip to Washington, please inform us

    we can work with you to schedule meetings with your lawmaker 

  • Lawmakers will be back in their districts leading up to the mid-term elections
  • they are always searching for opportunities to visit manufacturing facilities such as yours
    • ISRI staff are available to help you schedule and plan for such a facility visit
  • Please do not hesitate to reach out to your lawmaker and invite them to visit your facility  
Go Deeper: Please contact Billy Johnson at (202) 662-8548 for more information or assistance scheduling your lawmaker’s visit to your facility.  


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