Come bring some common-sense solutions to Washington and join us for the sixth-annual NTMA/PMA One Voice Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., May 6-7, 2014. This is your chance to have your voice heard directly by the policymakers who are creating the laws of the nation!
The New Year saw 55 tax credits and provisions expire, including Section 179 Equipment Expensing and the R&D Tax Credit. At the federal agencies, the EPA, OSHA, and NLRB are embarking on an aggressive agenda with a focus on increased reporting and making data public. Meanwhile, manufacturers around the country continue to face a shortage of skilled workers. Your Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. must hear from you on these and the other issues important to your business.
How Does the Conference Work?
The program kicks off on May 6 with a lunch meeting featuring an issue briefing from the One Voice Washington team. We will then head to Capitol Hill for meetings before enjoying a networking reception in the evening. The entire day on May 7 will be spent on Capitol Hill meeting with more lawmakers. In addition, participants will enjoy lunch with members of Congress—a unique opportunity to chat with legislators in a more casual setting. View conference brochure.
Your One Voice Washington team takes care of scheduling all of your congressional meetings. Your job is NOT to be a policy expert. Rather, it is to tell members of Congress your own story so that they can learn more about your company and how issues like tax policy, regulations and others impact your business. There will be a pre-conference webinar on April 24 plus a briefing from our One Voice team on May 6 to prepare you for the meetings.
Nearly 100 PMA and NTMA members convened in Washington, D.C. for last year’s conference, where we delivered our message to 200 congressional and Administration offices. Please plan to join us May 6-7 — the more people who attend, the stronger our voice is in our nation’s capital to strengthen manufacturing in America. To ensure that there is sufficient time to schedule your congressional visits, registration closes on April 1. Register online or submit the printable registration form by the April 1 deadline.
Reservations may be made by calling the Washington Marriott Hotel (1221 22nd Street NW) at 800-228-9290. Please reference “NTMA/PMA Legislative Conference” to receive the room rate of $239 per night (plus tax). Or, you may reserve your room online. The deadline for reservations is April 1. Rooms at this rate after the cutoff date are subject to availability.
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