Associated Equipment Distributors Washington Fly-In

| April 28, 2011

To register for the Associated Equipment Distributors Washington Fly-In, go to https://www.aednet.org/secure/fly-in/index.cfm.

The agenda follows: 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
9:15 a.m. Depart by Bus from Army and Navy Club to Capitol Hill Club
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. AED Government Affairs Program Update and Legislative Briefing

Capitol Hill Club
California & New York Rooms

Ken Taylor
President
Ohio CAT
2011 AED Government Affairs Committee Chairman

Christian A. Klein, Esq.
Vice President of Government Affairs and Washington Counsel
Associated Equipment Distributors

AED’s Government Affairs Program leaders will review the objectives for the 2011 Fly-In and brief attendees on the status of AED’s current policy priorities.

10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. What’s Ahead for Housing: The View from the Top

Jerry Howard
President & CEO
National Association of Homebuilders

The homebuilding industry’s top spokesman shares his perspective on what’s ahead for the residential construction market and what Congress can do to speed the recovery.

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Taxes, Labor, and More

Jade West
Senior Vice President
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

One of Washington’s consummate insiders and a highly knowledgeable and effective advocate for business generally and distributors particularly, West shares insights about the status of tax and labor issues important to distributors.

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Government Affairs Luncheon

Capitol Hill Club, Grant & McKinley Rooms (4th Floor)

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
Member, House Ways & Means Committee
Chief Deputy Republican Whip

A senior member of the House Republican Conference assesses the progress of the GOP policy agenda and discusses what’s ahead for tax and infrastructure legislation.

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. What’s REALLY Going on Here: Freshmen Tell It Like It Is

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)
Member
House Transportation & Infrastructure and Agriculture Committees

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)
Member
House Financial Services Committee

Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)
Member
House Agriculture Committee

Three freshmen members share their perspectives on what’s happening on Capitol Hill, what they’ve learned about the legislative process and how business is done in the nation’s capital, and what they’ve been able to achieve during their brief time in Washington.

2:30 p.m. Depart Capitol Hill Club and Walk to Rayburn House Office Building
3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Highway Reauthorization: The Chairman’s Perspective

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Hearing Room
2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Rep. John Mica (R-FL) (Invited)
Chairman
House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

A leading champion for increased infrastructure investment, Mica discusses his efforts to reauthorize and increase funding for federal highway, airport, and water construction programs in an era of tight budgets and spending cuts.

3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Pulling It All Together

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Hearing Room
2167 Rayburn House Office Building

J. Toby Mack
President & CEO
Associated Equipment Distributors

Christian A. Klein, Esq.
Vice President of Government Affairs and Washington Counsel
Associated Equipment Distributors

An opportunity to reflect on what we’ve heard, consider messaging for the next day’s Hill visits, and ask follow up questions.

4:30 p.m. Return by Bus to Army and Navy Club
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Equipment Industry Government Affairs Reception

John Deere Washington Office Roof Deck
801 17th Street, N.W.

Enjoy refreshments with equipment industry Washington representatives amid spectacular views of downtown DC.

THURSDAY, MAY 12
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The Business of Government

Army and Navy Club, John Paul Jones & Iwo Jima Rooms (2nd Floor)

Bruce Josten
Executive Vice President for Government Affairs
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Perhaps the dean of the business community’s advocates in Washington, D.C., this legendarily knowledgeable and effective lobbyist will provide an overview of the political and legislative outlook, and discuss the Chamber’s relentless campaign for pro-business, pro-growth policy, entrepreneurship and the free market.

9:45 a.m. Depart by Bus from Army and Navy Club to Capitol Hill Club
10:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Taking it to the Hill: Meetings with Lawmakers

The entire day has been set aside for conference attendees to meet with representatives, senators, and congressional staff. You are responsible for making your own appointments, but don’t hesitate to contact AED’s Washington Office if you have any questions about doing so.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. War Room and Buffet Lunch

Capitol Hill Club, Grant & McKinley Rooms (4th Floor)

Stop by the AED “War Room” as your schedule permits to share intelligence, adjust messaging based on feedback from meetings, ask questions, resupply with materials, and grab a bite to eat.

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Capitol Hill Reception and Presentation of 2011 AED Legislative Leadership Award

Rayburn Foyer (1st Floor, North Corridor)

2011 AED Legislative Leadership Award Recipient
Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH)
Member, House Appropriations Committee

Presented by

Dennis Kruepke
President & CEO
McCann Industries
2011 AED Chairman

Ken Taylor
President
Ohio CAT
2011 AED Government Affairs Committee Chairman

After a busy and productive day, join us for drinks and refreshments as we honor Rep. LaTourette for his leadership on infrastructure issues.

6:30 p.m. Return to Army and Navy Club by Bus
FRIDAY, MAY 13
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. AED Board of Directors Meeting

Army and Navy Club, John Paul Jones & Iwo Jima Rooms (2nd Floor)

AED DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS ONLY

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