From keynote presentations to panel discussions and insightful analysis, you won't want to miss a minute of this program. The meeting is an incredible way to educate yourself on a variety of issues, network with industry colleagues, and hear how NLBMDA members and the industry are shaping policy that can make for a better future.

The Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference is an incredible opportunity to engage in discussions about the issues driving the industry in Washington in the coming year.

Tuesday, March 28
1:00pm - 5:30pm

NLBMDA Board of Directors Meeting 


NLBMDA Board of Directors Dinner (by invitation only)
Sponsored by Federated Insurance

Wednesday, March 29
8:00am - 5:30pm

Registration Open

10:30am - 11:45am

Manufacturers & Services Council Meeting (All members Invited)

11:45am - 12:00pm     Break
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Washington Insider Luncheon (advanced tickets required)
Sponsored by PLM

Amy Walter, Editor in Chief, Cook Political Report
One of Washington's Most Powerful Women in 2021, she is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where she provides analysis of the issues, trends and events that shape the political environment.

1:45pm - 2:45pm

The Outlook for Small Business Regulations
This session will focus on the outlook for small business regulations in the Biden Administration. SBA’s team of lead counsel for government advocacy will present and answer questions about the federal regulatory pipeline for key issues impacting small businesses in the coming years, including an in-depth examination of upcoming regulations from the Department of Labor and OSHA, and important information about how to stay engaged. 


  • Bruce E. Lundegren, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Janis Reyes, Assistant Chief Counsel, Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
2:45pm - 3:00pm


3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Outlook for Labor, Workforce and Immigration Policy
This session will focus on the outlook and intersection of labor, workforce and immigration policy in the 118th Congress. You’ll hear from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s head of employment policy and the Migration Policy Institute’s senior lead for immigration policy, who will discuss key issues, emerging demographic trends and legislative solutions to address nationwide labor shortages that are impacting construction and manufacturing sectors in the midst of an historically tight labor market and the lowest unemployment rate in more than half a century. 


  • Marc Freedman, Vice President, Employment Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Julia Gelatt, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst, US Immigration Program, Migration Policy Institute
4:00pm - 4:15pm


4:15pm - 5:15pm

The Outlook for Housing Policy
This session will focus on the outlook for housing policy in the 118th Congress. NAHB’s chief lobbyist will give his perspective on what may or may not be achievable in this divided Congress, discuss the key issues that may come up and how the housing industry can work together to advance key initiatives.

Speaker: James Tobin, EVP, Government Affairs & Chief Lobbyist, National Association of Home Builders

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Networking Reception & Silent Auction
Sponsored by LMC

Conclude day one with a networking reception with your colleagues. You will also get to interact with members of the Window & Door Manufactures Association (WDMA) at these events.

Thursday, March 30
6:30am - 9:30am

Registration Open


Washington Briefing Breakfast
NLBMDA’s Washington Briefing Breakfast, you'll hear from key policymakers helping to drive the policy agenda in D.C.


  • U.S. Congressman Jake LaTurner (R-KS-2)
  • U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE-3)  
  • U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND)

9:15am - 10:00am

NLBMDA Policy Issue Briefing
Get in-depth updates on legislation discussing relevant policy topics further establishing NLBMDA members as sources of information on industry issues in Washington.

10:30am - 4:30pm

On-site Capitol Hill Visits
Speak directly to your elected representatives on critical policy issues impacting your business and the entire industry.

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Capitol Hill Networking Reception
Sponsored by Weyerhaeuser

Conclude day two with a networking reception with your colleagues. You will also get to interact with members of the Window & Door Manufactures Association (WDMA) at these events.

Friday, March 31

All Day

Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms and D.C. Tourist Attractions

All Day

Capitol Hill Day (continued-optional)