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2020 IWPA Virtual Washington Fly-In
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2020 IWPA Virtual Washington Fly-in -- Your chance to connect with policy makers and your Members of Congress on the issues important to your business.

9/14/2020 to 9/17/2020
When: Monday, September 14 - Thursday, September 17
Where: Online via Zoom
Contact: Joe O'Donnell
(703) 820-6696


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Please join us for the upcoming IWPA Virtual Washington Fly-In in September to connect with key regulators, Members of Congress, and other industry leaders to amplify IWPA’s advocacy on behalf of our industry.

The meeting will include briefings with policymakers on critical topics impacting the global timber trade such as Lacey Act implementation and enforcement, IWPA's advocacy for enforcement fairness, and implementation of the USMCA trade agreement. Attendees will virtually meet with Members of Congress and staff to highlight the important role your companies play in their districts. These meetings are crucial in putting faces and names to the policy issues we seek their help on throughout the year.

 

2020 IWPA Virtual Washington Fly-In Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 2

1:30 – 2:45 Government Relations / PAC Committee (closed GR & PAC Committee members only)
  • Government Relations Agenda
    •  Nicole Schude - Enforcement Fairness strategy
  • PAC Spend Strategy

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Capitol Hill Advocacy Primer

  • IWPA Staff & Dan Neumann – Sorini, Samet & Associates

 

Monday, September 14

10:30 – 11:15 pm: Finance Committee Meeting (closed – Finance and Executive Committee only)

11:30 – Noon: Executive Committee Meeting (closed – Executive Committee only)

Noon – 1:00 pm: Break

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Board Meeting (closed)

 

Tuesday, September 15

10:30 – Noon: Hot Topics & Issue Briefings

  • Lacey Act Implementation & Enforcement Briefing by Dorothy Wayson, USDA-APHIS
  • USMCA Implementation Briefing by Sezaneh Seymour, USTR
  • Election Preview by Dan Neumann, Sorini, Samet & Associates
  • Trade Remedies / Cases Update by Jeff Grimson, Mowry & Grimson PLLC
  • Final Hill Meeting Preparations by IWPA Staff

Noon – 1:00 pm: Break

1:00 – 1:45 pm: Virtual Meeting with Senate Finance Committee Staff

1:45 – 4: 00 pm: Congressional Meetings

4:00 – 5:45 pm: Break

5:45 – 7:00 pm: Congressional Reception / PAC Events

  • 5:45 pm: Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)
  • 6:30 pm: Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Mississippi)

 

Wednesday, September 16

10:30 – Noon: Formaldehyde Compliance Committee Meeting

  • TSCA Certification During COVID

Noon – 1:00 pm: Break

1:00 – 1:45 pm: Virtual Meeting with House Ways and Means Committee Staff

1:45 – 4:00 pm: Congressional Meetings

4:00 – 5:45 pm: Break

5:45 – 7:00 pm: Congressional Reception / PAC Event

  • 5:45 pm: Congressman Andy Harris (R-Maryland)

 

Thursday, September 17

10:30 – Noon: Convention Committee Meeting

Noon – 1:00 pm: Break

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Congressional / Administration Meetings (as needed)

4:15 – 4:45 pm:Wrap Up Happy Hour