Congressman Shimkus to Address SOCMA Members at Fly-In
Congressman John Shimkus will speak Tuesday, April 12, at SOCMA’s Washington Fly-In Capitol Hill Reception in Washington, DC. Bill Allmond, SOCMA’s Vice President of Government Relations, testified last week in front of Shimkus’ House Subcommittee on Environment and Economy on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). The subcommittee, which Shimkus chairs, has jurisdiction over two of SOCMA’s biggest legislative priorities: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and chemical security.
SOCMA members are heading into DC next week, April 12-13, to discuss issues and their concerns with newly elected lawmakers. In conjunction with face-to-face meetings, SOCMA also is hosting a “Virtual Fly-In” for members who are unable to make the trip to Washington. The Virtual Fly-In will take place Monday through Friday, April 11-15, allowing our members to send electronic letters to their representatives addressing issues that are important them and the chemical industry.
Before visiting Capitol Hill, SOCMA’s government relations staff will brief members on SOCMA’s top legislative priorities and tips for successful Congressional meetings. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to positively influence newly elected officials’ legislative decisions.
SOCMA staff will also attend the meetings to assist members with any questions they may have, tweet and blog about events of the day and take photos. Check out the SOCMA website for coverage of the Fly-In.
What Members Are Saying…
“Right off the bat, SOCMA’s ChemStewards provides you with a template that shows you good practices that should be implemented across-the-board. And the dialogue with other members and SOCMA staff is very valuable. You would have to pay a lot of money to bring in that kind of expertise, but with SOCMA, it’s all a benefit of membership.”