WASHINGTON (July 12, 2013) — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is once again offering members an opportunity to schedule visits with their Congressional representatives.
Noting that with summer here members of the U.S. Congress will be spending the month of August in their home districts, SEMA said the "district work period" provides members of Congress with opportunities to hear directly from their constituents on hot topics, such as tax reform, healthcare and small business economic development. The SEMA Government Affairs team has developed the Congressional District Site Visit Program, which pairs SEMA-member companies with their elected officials "through productive meetings and personal interactions," the Diamond Bar, Calif.-based association said.
More than two dozen SEMA-member companies have taken advantage of the program in the last few years, according to SEMA. The events—coordinated by SEMA staff—include informative plant tours, meetings with senior executives and business roundtable discussions that put the trade group's members face-to-face with their federal decision makers in a familiar setting.
"These tours are invaluable opportunities to share your company's impact on the local economy and learn more about resources available to help grow your business," SEMA said, adding that most events only take one or two hours "but the results are invaluable."
For more information about the Congressional District Site Visit Program, SEMA members should contact Dan Sadowski, director of congressional affairs, at [email protected].