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NECA 2019 National Legislative Conference Begins in Washington

Apr 29, 2019

More than 200 electrical contractors from around the United States will arrive on Capitol Hill today as the NECA 2019 National Legislative Conference gets underway in Washington. 

Marco Giamberardino, Executive Director of Government Affairs at the National Electrical Contractors Association, said contractors from member companies will take part in two days of issue briefings, meetings with Congressional leaders and networking opportunities.

An impressive slate of speakers has been lined up for the conference this year. They include House Small Business Committee Chair Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), House Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).

Political journalist Amy Walter is returning to the conference as well, again giving the keynote speech. She last spoke to NECA members at the 2016 gathering.

“NECA has been hard at work throughout the year advocating for our policy agenda before the 116th Congress and helping them understand how their decisions affect the bottom line of NECA contractors,” Giamberardino said. “Now is our contractors’ chance to engage with their elected officials, share their stories, and help lawmakers recognize the impact the electrical construction industry has empowering lives and communities throughout America.”

Visit NECAnet.org/LegConf to learn more