December 12, 2016
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AWB in D.C.: Congressional meetings, visits with national associations caps off third annual AWB D.C. Fly-in

Nearly every member of Washington's congressional delegation met with AWB's group of employers during last week's D.C. fly-in. The two dozen AWB members spent three days in high-level meetings with lawmakers, industry groups and other leaders during the third-annual trip from one Washington to the other.

The fly-in kicked off last Monday with a welcome reception and dinner followed by a candlelight tour of the Capitol building.

Tuesday began with a discussion about environmental policy and meetings with U.S. Reps. Derek Kilmer, Adam Smith, David Reichert and Denny Heck. There was also a lunchtime program that featured Robert Holleyman, deputy U.S. trade representative and Stacy Ettinger, a partner with K&L Gates. The day ended with the tree-lighting ceremony on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The group also met with Sen. Maria Cantwell and a representative from Sen. Patty Murray’s staff, as well as most other members of the state's delegation in the House.

"In the last 24 years, there have been just three Decembers with a presidential transition underway. And we got to see one of them," AWB President Kris Johnson said after returning home. "It was a productive and enjoyable trip during a remarkable period in our nation’s history."

Olympia Business Watch has more.

For more on AWB's federal issues, including how to reserve a space in next year's fly-in, contact Amy Anderson, government affairs director for federal issues.

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