2020 Washington, D.C. Trip
Join us from April 1 - April 3, 2020 for our annual trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss the priority issues impacting business and the economy across Oregon and SW Washington.
Participants from our major business organizations, including the Portland Business Alliance, the Oregon Business Council, Oregon Business & Industry and the Pacific Northwest International Trade Association (PNITA), will engage with leaders of the congressional delegation and the administration.
Capital Hilton - 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Cost: $359 per night plus taxes, includes complimentary breakfast
(A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the rate above.)
Participants are responsible for booking their own hotel and airfare costs.
We encourage participants to take advantage of the Alaska Airline’s direct connection between PDX and DCA.
After you register, please contact Maria Ellis at [email protected] for instructions on how to reserve your room at the Capital Hilton or if you are making reservations elsewhere.
Wednesday, April 1
- Fly to Washington, D.C.
- Evening welcome reception
Thursday, April 2
- Morning meetings on Capitol Hill
- Lunch with guest speaker
- Afternoon meetings on Capitol Hill
- Evening reception with policy makers, staffers and key partners
Friday, April 3
- Meetings with the administration officials and national policy experts
- Adjourn, return trip to Oregon
COALITION PRIORITIES FOR THIS TRIP INCLUDE:
KEEP COMMERCE MOVING
- Advocate for federal funding to help deliver on the critical I-5 bridge replacement project.
- Advocate for a comprehensive national infrastructure package that includes a long-term reauthorization of surface transportation funding, which will allow for investments in roads, highways, bridges, rail, ports and harbors, and transit projects, as well as investments in resiliency upgrades to critical infrastructure, broadband infrastructure, energy grid efficiency improvements, water resources, and housing.
- Support negotiation of new trade agreements to expand access for Oregon products, technology and services, and to create more jobs in Oregon and SW Washington, including but not limited to, agreements with China, Japan, the European Union, Vietnam and the U.K. Ensure all agreements include meaningful intellectual property protections for companies.
- Expand programs and funding for building low-income housing and support services to help those experiencing homelessness, including but not limited to, Continuum of Care Program, Emergency Shelter Grants, Emergency Solutions Grants, and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
Establish a long-term private-public partnership dedicated to restoring federal forests to health and creating wood-fiber related jobs in communities, and creating healthy and safe natural areas.
- Support the Oregon Wildfire Prevention Council working group to develop a plan designed to change federal forest management practices and implement funding capable of paying the costs associated with forest restoration and wildfire suppression.
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To learn more on how you can be involved, contact: Ashley Odil, Director of Events & Sponsorships, 503-552-6742