Sign Industry & Congress

Although on-premise signs are mostly regulated at the local level of government, the federal government’s reach is steadily increasing over our industry.

That’s why ISA staff is regularly on Capitol Hill, meeting Members of Congress and their staff in order to make them aware of our unique industry and to educate them about the value that our products bring to small businesses and our communities. ISA has also worked successfully with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other federal agencies to protect the best interests of the on-premise sign industry.

One of the most pressing issues facing ISA members today is that of the new health care law. Enacted in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains many significant provisions which become fully effective in 2014, and these provisions have the potential to seriously impact sign companies and their customers.

"It wouldn't be America if it weren't for on-premise signs."

Representative Steve King (R-IA) discusses the contributions of the on-premise sign industry to the success of small businesses on the floor of the House of Representatives