MCAA Welcomes New Members of Congress
On Wednesday, January 31st, MCAA co-hosted the first ever "Construction Industry" Bi-Partisan Meet and Greet for new Members of Congress. The idea of a meet and greet is a common practice in D.C. during the first days of a new Congress, many industries host these events throughout the month of January, however, most are specific to either Democrats or Republicans.
MCAA was instrumental in organizing this unique bi-partisan event at which over 15 Members of Congress and staff were in attendance, both Democrat and Republican. Members of Congress were pleased to have the opportunity to meet with representatives of our industry to discuss issues important to our members. The Members were excited to hear that MCAA will be hosting its Annual Legislative Convention in May and requested that we have constituents stop by to visit their offices.
Members of Congress in attendance included:
Senator Jon Tester (MT-D)
Congressman Chris Carney (D-PA 10)
Congressman David Davis (R-TN 1)
Congressman Steve Kagen (D-WI 8)
Congressman Harry Mitchell (D-AZ 5)
Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-PA 8)
Congressman Heath Shuler (D-NC 11)
Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ 13)
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE 3)
Congressman Zack Space (D-OH 18)
Congressman Tim Walberg (D-MI 7)
Congressman Charlie Wilson (D-OH 6)
Staff - Mazie Hirono (D-HI 02)
Staff - Peter Roskam (R-IL 06)
Staff - Betty Sutton (D-OH 13)
Co-hosts included the Associated General Contractors Association (AGC), the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHAB), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and the Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors - National Association (NPHCC).
About the Author
Jessica Johnson Bennett was the Director of Government Affairs for MCAA. She has an extensive background in public affairs and government relations. Her expertise in strategic planning, PAC management and operations help on key policy issues.