One of the most important aspects of convening in Washington, D.C. is to grow NPMA’s political action committee, PestPAC. PestPAC is a bipartisan and bicameral PAC, and we pride ourselves on contributing to members of Congress who have a track record of demonstrated support for our industry. Contributions from members like you will be given to members of Congress who understand and appreciate what the thousands of pest management professionals across the country do to support public health and property. This year, our PestPAC fundraiser will include 3 great prizes. But, before you can enter to win AND show your support for our industry on Capitol Hill, there is something we need from you.
Federal law requires a completed and signed prior approval form from members of NPMA that gives consent to be solicited by PestPAC.
Please note, this year's Legislative Day Schedule has been changed to a Tuesday through Friday format.
The 2023 House Schedule was released earlier this month and Congress is unfortunately on recess during the previously-announced program dates. The most important component of Legislative Day is bringing in nearly 400 constituents who advocate directly with their elected leaders on issues imperative to our industry. Therefore, in consultation with NPMA’s leadership, the decision was made to change the dates for Legislative Day to take place March 22-24, 2023 with the Hill day taking place on Thursday, March 23. NPMA was extremely fortunate to be able to quickly locate and confirm sufficient space for the event and will remain at the Capital Hilton again this year.
In the past 20+ years of hosting Legislative Day, NPMA has never had to adjust its schedule based on Congress being on recess. Coming off this year's mid-term elections, it’s vital that we forge relationships with new members of Congress while strengthening the existing ones we have developed over the years. The last time our industry had a chance to do in-person meetings on Capitol Hill was March of 2020. Three years later, we very much want to be in person and present for these important meetings instead of another year of virtual appointments.
2023 is a Farm Bill reauthorization year. This giant piece of legislation takes place twice per decade and we need a strong showing of members to help us get pesticide preemption passed and push back against activists groups that want to limit the authority of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). NPMA has found that our relationships are strongest with Hill offices that we’ve met with in person, and we hope to build upon those relationships through in-person member engagement.
We look forward to seeing you March 22-24, 2023.
Bring your children with you to the conference for a special 2-day program designed just for them!