NSBA Lobbying Days: Look Ahead

June 18, 2014

pic-capitol-roadNext week, NSBA will hold its annual Small Business Washington Presentation on June 23-24 in Washington, D.C. This event provides NSBA members and leadership with a host of opportunities to discuss policy with lawmakers and their staff, get the inside scoop on the key issues facing small business, hear from Senators and Representatives during our Congressional Breakfast and attend a high-level White House Briefing. Below is a look-ahead for what’s in store.

On Monday, June 23, the Washington Presentation will kick off with the Lew Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award Presentation and Luncheon, sponsored by Pfizer. At this luncheon, we will recognize the five finalists and announce for the first time the overall award winner.  The delegation will then hear from keynote luncheon speaker, the Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Following the luncheon, the NSBA delegation will attend a high-level White House Briefing where we will hear from a host of administration officials on key small-business issues. Following that briefing, NSBA will hold an issues briefing to discuss they key policy imperatives on which the group will be lobbying the following day. Closing out Monday’s activities is a reception for attendees, sponsored by UPS where attendees can network with each other as well as various invited guests including Hill staff and reporters.

The next day, Tuesday, June 24, attendees will head up to the Capitol for a Congressional Breakfast where we will hear from a host of lawmakers, including: Sens. Ron Wyden (Oregon) and Orrin Hatch (Utah), chair and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Finance Committee; and Reps. Jason Chaffetz (Utah), David Cicilline (Rhode Island), Tim Walberg (Michigan), and Nikki Tsongas (Massachusetts).

Following the breakfast, the delegation will set out for their lobbying visits with their lawmakers’ offices, where they will discuss key issues of importance to their small business and urge lawmakers to address NSBA’s key priorities.

Please stay tuned for a detailed wrap-up of the 2014 Washington Presentation.

Please click here for more on the speakers at the 2013 Congressional Breakfast.
Please click here for more on the speakers—including President Barack Obama—at the 2013 White House Briefing.