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Provision Would Undermine Ability to Engage Regulators

An amendment (S.Amdt.2060) attached to the Senate’s postal reform bill (S.1789) contains a poison pill that could prevent associations from engaging with government officials at industry conferences.

Adopted in response to congressional outrage at lavish spending for government conferences, the proposal would limit the ability of federal agencies to attend more than one conference or meeting hosted by nongovernmental groups. The amendment defines a conference as a meeting held for consultation, education, or discussion that entails travel costs and is not held at an agency facility.

Earlier this year, ARSA joined thousands of organizations encouraging lawmakers to reconsider this drastic restriction on the ability of citizens to interact with government employees.

The Association regularly invites government employees to events like the Annual Repair Symposium. Any limitations on attendance at these educational conferences would deprive regulators from using the Association as an important resource and deny ARSA members the opportunity to engage with government officials.

As lawmakers rush to complete end of year business, including postal reform, it is important that lawmakers hear about the negative consequences of this short-sighted proposal. Visit ARSAaction.org to urge your elected officials to ensure that citizens have access to regulators.



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