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Legislative Advocacy

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Russ Breckenridge

on 26 February 2014

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Transcript of Legislative Advocacy

Congress: The U.S Senate & House of Representatives
Lobbying (Legislative Advocacy)
Coordination with the International & Local Union
What's Happening on the Hill...
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry
53 Democrats
2 Independents
45 Republicans
232 Republicans
199 Democrats
4 Vacancies
Congressional Leadership

U.S Senate
President: Joe Biden
President Pro Tempore: Patrick Leahy
Majority Leader: Harry Reid
Majority Whip: Dick Durbin
Caucus & Policy Chair: Chuck Shumer
Caucus Secretary: Patty Murray
Campaign Chair: Michael Bennet

Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell

House of Representatives
Speaker: John Boehner
Majority Leader: Eric Cantor
Majority Whip: Kevin McCarthy
Deputy Whip: Peter Roskam
Conference Chair: Cathy McMorris Rogers

Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi
Key Committees

Senate Appropriations
Senate Budget
Senate Energy & Natural Resources
Senate Environment & Public Works
Senate Finance
Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

House Appropriations
House Budget
House Education & Workforce
House Energy & Commerce
House Natural Resources
House Transportation & Infrastructure
House Ways & Means

What is Lobbying?

Seeking to influence the position of a politician or public official through legislative advocacy.
Keys to Success
1. Developing a Position
2. Strategy
3. Communication
4. Grassroots
Bill Status
Key Players
Political Considerations
Legal & Policy Research
Online Tools
The 1-2 Combo:
Inside & Outside the Beltway
Affordable Care Act
Energy Efficiency
EPA Regulations
Davis Bacon
Hydraulic Fracturing
Aging Pipelines
Keystone XL
Contracting Reform
LNG/Oil Exports
North American Energy Act
50+ DB Repubs
30+ DB/PLA Repubs
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