OCBC and Association of California Cities Orange County (ACC-OC) partnered once again to lead a delegation of Orange County government and business leaders to Washington, D.C. on the second half its annual advocacy mission Once Voice, Two Capitols. The delegation met with administration and congressional officials Monday and today to advocate for transportation, housing, health care and goods movement. Trip-goers began Monday with a tour of the White House and the famous West Wing and walked the halls of American history. OCBC staff along with board member Jena Jensen of CHOC Children’s and Kathy Eiler of University of California, Irvine met with the Deptarment of Health and Human Services to discuss Affordable Care Act implementation and how it is affecting Orange County and the Southern California region. They touched on subjects such as mental health, medical device companies and research and development.
Tuesday began with a briefing from Janet Kavinoky, Executive Director of Teams and Infrastructure for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Scott Schloegel, Senior Vice President of Congressional Affairs for the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Afterward, the delegation headed to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress, Marsha Blackburn, 7th District of Tennesse; Linda Sanchez, 38th District of California; and Ed Royce, 39th District of California. The delegation also met with the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, and Energy. Thank you to trip sponsors Automobile Club of Southern California, The Boeing Company,Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and Southern California Edison. CLICK HERE for more photos. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.