Even though yesterday’s Legislative Fly-in began at the break of dawn, Fly-in attendees were not sorry they had to rise a little early to gain political insights from elected and federal agency officials and Capitol Hill staff.
For those of you who missed out on the annual event, here is a brief snapshot of yesterday’s program: Subcommittee Chairman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) handicapping the passage of the 3% Rule; Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) describing what it is like to be a Freshman Member of Congress; program enhancements made or being considered to the SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program; and NASBP's involvement with the Department of Transportation’s Bonding Education Program.
Yesterday’s event ended with a reception on Capitol Hill, where attendees discussed their day. Judging by their conversations, Fly-in attendees were excited about their involvement with helping to advance issues supported by the association, while assisting to educate members of Congress and their staff about the importance of the product and the protection it offers. If you were unable to make this year's event, perhaps you might consider attending the next NASBP Fly-in? It is a wonderful opportunity to show your passion for the industry.