SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 28, July 11, 2013

SEMA’s District-Site-Visit Program Brings Congress to Your Doorstep

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Summer is here and members of the U.S. Congress will be spending the month of August back in their home districts. The August “district work period” provides members of Congress with opportunities to hear directly from their constituents on hot topics, such as tax reform, health care and small business economic development. The SEMA Government Affairs team has developed the Congressional District Site Visit Program that pairs SEMA-member companies with their elected officials through productive meetings and personal interactions.

More than two dozen SEMA-member companies have taken advantage of this unique program in the last few years. The events, coordinated entirely by SEMA staff, include informative plant tours, meetings with senior executives and business roundtable discussions that put our members face-to-face with their federal decision makers in a familiar setting. These tours are invaluable opportunities to share your company’s impact on the local economy and learn more about resources available to help grow your business. Most events only take one or two hours, but the results are invaluable.

Members are available to meet in their district at least one week of every month. To learn more about the Congressional District Site Visit Program and begin planning your event in the coming year, please contact Dan Sadowski, director of congressional affairs, at dans@sema.org.

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