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Acting EPA Chief Joins Speaker Lineup

Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator, will speak at NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss regulatory reform and other EPA priorities. Wheeler joins a lineup of lawmakers and officials who will provide insight into Congress, the Trump administration and infrastructure investment.

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., will welcome the aggregates industry to Washington, D.C., and emphasize the importance of meeting in person with elected officials in Congress. DeFazio, an advocate for infrastructure who has served on the T&I Committee since 1987, will also share his thoughts on Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, water infrastructure and other legislative priorities for the rest of the year.

Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont., chairman of the Senate Western Caucus, will talk about the policy goals of the caucus as they relate to natural resources and water infrastructure. Daines will be joined by Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, which handles issues related to mine health and safety Byrne will share updates on the subcommittee’s work and MSHA compliance assistance efforts.

Susan E. Dudley, director of George Washington University’s Regulatory Studies Center, will present updates on regulatory reform efforts at the EPA, and how NSSGA members can engage in the regulatory progress. Dudley, who is also a distinguished professor of practice in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, previously served as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Former Congressman Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., president and CEO of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), will outline strategies for encouraging employees to vote – especially in a midterm election. Gerlach served Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District for 12 years and was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Also during the event, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., will receive NSSGA’s 2018 Rock Star Award for his diligent work to invest in our railways, ports, waterways, aviation network, water infrastructure and much more.

Be part of NSSGA’s efforts to advocate for an infrastructure investment that will build our communities and economy. Register now for NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum, Sept. 25-27, in Washington, D.C.