A Chance To Tell Your Story

If you are involved in the precision machined products industry, you have a vested interest in what our legislators are up to.

If you are involved in the precision machined products industry, you have a vested interest in what our legislators are up to. The fact is, in many cases, these representatives are uninformed or misinformed about what we do and what we need from government.

The PMPA (Precision Machined Products Association) has arranged, through its lobbying firm The Franklin Partnership and on behalf of its Government Affairs Committee, a Washington, D.C. fly-in on Tuesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 10. The idea is to get legislators and government agency people face to face with industry people in order to explain the impacts of issues such as health care, tax policy, currency exchange, cap and trade, card check and others on our businesses and industry.
 
According to Rob Kiener, PMPA director of government affairs and communication, this junket is open to PMPA members and non-members. “Connecting members in our industry with members of Congress is an important activity for any industry trade association and especially one that represents precision metalworking because of its importance to job creation and economic health,” he says. Please notify Mr. Kiener at rkiener@pmpa.org or call 440-526-0300 if you’d like to participate, so meetings can be arranged with your state Congressional representatives.
 
Please consider joining the members of the Government Affairs Committee to discuss the critical issues facing your business and industry with Congressional representatives in your state.  
           
Government Affairs Committee Meeting (all members welcome)
Date:  March 9
Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Place: Four Points by Sheraton, 1201 K Street, Washington, D.C.
 
Legislative Reception w/Members of Congress
Date: March 9
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Place: Four Points by Sheraton, 1201 K Street, Washington, D.C.
 
Legislative Briefing
Date: March 10
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Place: The Franklin Partnership, 500 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
 
Lobbying (Capitol Hill office visits)
Date: March 10
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Four Points by Sheraton–Washington, D.C., Hotel Rooms
PMPA group rate: $229, plus tax
Contact Norma Rodriguez, sales manager, 202-349-2206
 
Travel Recommendations--Washington, D.C.

Washington’s Reagan National International Airport has the most direct service to Washington, D.C. However, less expensive flights are often available into Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), which is serviced by several low cost carriers, including AirTran and Southwest. BWI has round-trip shuttle service to the Amtrak/BWI rail station. The train ride to Washington, D.C., lasts approximately 30 minutes from the BWI station. PMPA does not recommend using Dulles Airport, based on feedback from its contacts regarding logistical challenges getting to and from the city. For more information on travel, contact Rob Kiener at 440-526-0300.