Dialogue between the energy sector and Washington lawmakers has never been so critical. Given the implications on our sector from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, meeting with lawmakers to discuss the energy services’ role in domestic production is urgently needed. For the past 12 years, Energy Workforce has provided an opportunity for Member Companies to meet with Senators, Congressmen and senior Executive Branch officials as a pillar of its advocacy strategy.
The 2022 DC Fly-In, held May 10-12, is an extensive three-day program with productive networking events and meetings with key Congressional members, high-level members of the Administration and Executive Branch agencies on legislation affecting the industry and policies affecting production. Attendees have a unique opportunity, through small group meetings with Congressional members and their staff, to directly address issues affecting their workforce in their districts.
Past DC Fly-Ins have included meetings with:
- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
- Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX-36)
- Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX-26)
- Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-02)
- Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX-01)
- Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA-06)
- Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK-01)
- Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM-02)
- Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02)
- Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX-22)
- Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX-11)
- Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN-08)
- Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-06)
- Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO-06)
- Rep. Don Young (R-AK-AL)
- Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28)
- Rep. David Valadao (R-CA-21)
- Rep. David Joyce, (R-OH-14)
- Rep. Fred Keller (R-PA-12)
In 2021, the Council delivered valuable victories for its Member Companies despite variations in the political landscape and the significant challenges facing the industry. The upcoming Fly-In will be yet another opportunity for the Council to discuss a wide range of issues from the energy transition to tax policy and regulations.
Register for the 2022 Fly-In now!
Maria Suarez, Director Government Affairs, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.