The U.S. Carpet and Rug Industry has been concerned about several issues being discussed by Congress and the Obama administration.  The industry maintains that legislation such as “cap and trade” threatens to increase energy costs making it more expensive to produce carpeting products.  However, the results of the mid-term elections have tipped the scales and some legislation may not have enough support to get through a Republican controlled House.  Lobbying firm, Dutko Worldwide, represents the industry’s trade association, Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), and intends to remain focused as it is believed that other regulations may be sought.

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