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Conference Agenda

2014 Legislative Conference


(Note: All meetings are in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Unless Otherwise Specified)

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel 

Tuesday, May 6

10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration Arena
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Government Affairs/PLC Chairs* Meeting

(*Note: Open Only to Members of the Government Affairs
the PLC Chairman, PLC Regional Vice-Chairs )

Grand Ballroom C
2 - 5:00 p.m.

Opening Session

Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance & Opening Remarks
Doug Hague, Chairman, NECA Government Affairs Committee

Alex Owen, Brooks-Berry-Haynie, Inc.

Grand Ballroom C
2:15 p.m.

Legislative Conference Keynote Address
The Honorable Steven C. LaTourette
President & Chief Executive Officer, Republican
Main Street Partnership

Read Bio

3:00 p.m.

NECA Legislative Update and Briefing
Marco Giamberardino
Executive Director, NECA Government Affairs

4:00 p.m.

NECA On the Issues: Pension Reform
The Honorable Earl Pomeroy(D-ND)
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird
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5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Oriental Ballroom A
7:00 p.m. Optional Dine Around  

Wednesday, May 7

6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Registration Arena
7:30 – 10:00 a.m. 

NECA’s “Policy for Breakfast”

Grand Ballroom C 
8:00 a.m.

The Honorable Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Member, Committee on Ways and Means
U.S. House of Representatives
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Topics: Tax Policy & Infrastructure

8:45 a.m.

The Honorable Ed Whitfield (R-KY)
Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives
Read Bio

Topic: Energy Policy

9:15 a.m.

The Honorable Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Energy
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
U.S. House of Representatives 
Read Bio

10:00 a.m.

The Honorable Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Member, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
U.S. Senate
Read Bio

Topics: Pension Reform

10:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Meetings
(As Scheduled.)

NOTE: Snacks and briefing materials will also be
available at the 
NECA Capitol Hill Office. 

412 1st St., SE, Washington, DC

Capitol Hill 
5:30-7:00 p.m. Congressional Reception
NECA Capitol Hill Office
7:00 p.m. Optional Dine Around

Thursday, May 8

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Arena
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

NECA’s “Politics for Breakfast”

Grand Balroom C
8:30 a.m.

The Honorable Charlie Dent (R-PA)
U.S. House of Representatives 
Chairman, The Tuesday Group                            
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9:00 a.m.

NECA Legislator of the Year
The Honorable Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)
U.S. House of Representatives
Member, The Blue Dog Coalition
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9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PLC Summit and Political Briefing

(Invitation Only)
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Grand Ballroom C
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Capitol Hill Meetings

Capitol Hill
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