Breaking News: OCBC in Washington, D.C. Advocating for OC Priorities
OCBC is currently in Washington D.C. for the second part of its One Voice, Two Capitols Advocacy Trips, over 30 public and private Orange County leaders advocate for the Orange County economy and business community at the federal level. The trip began with a policy briefing from John Russell IV, Dentons Public Policy and Regulation Practice, who gave attendees an overview on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, as well as predictions for what is next. Russell discussed that while the President doesn’t have a strong political background, there is an encouraging sentiment in D.C. that he does seem focused on making deals on important issues, especially in international relations. On Capitol Hill, OCBC spent the morning meeting with the office of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker who serves on the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. The conversation focused on the need for funding transportation and energy infrastructure. Representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined the delegation for lunch to discuss critical federal business issues, such as the Regulatory Accountability Act, the oil export market and health care reform. OCBC meets with legislators today and tomorrow, including South Dakota Senator John Thume; California Congressmen Correa, Rohrabacher, Royce, Lowenthal; and Senators Harris and Feinstein. OCBC will continue focusing on the critical issues for California, such as investment in water infrastructure projects in California. For more information on federal issues, CLICK HERE for the policy guide.