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IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days


Event Type: Public Affairs
Venue: In-Person
Credit Hour(s): None

IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days, taking place March 30-31 in Washington D.C., is the attractions industry's annual opportunity to communicate to key policy makers pressing priority issues affecting the industry. This two-day event offers IAAPA U.S. members a unique opportunity to interact with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill. 

Why is your attendance important?

IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days is an important opportunity for the attractions industry to directly engage with their lawmakers and share the industry’s position on how federal policies directly impact their businesses. In person meetings with your legislators provide an unparalleled opportunity to educate and inform lawmakers, and are one of the best ways to ensure a strong and collective voice of the attractions industry is heard.

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Registration Information

Registration is for U.S. IAAPA members only. The cost to register is $180. The registration fee includes Monday sessions, lunch, and networking reception; Tuesday mornings sessions, lunch, and networking reception; and pre-scheduled Tuesday appointments on Capitol Hill.

The room block is now closed. To book your hotel at the regular rate at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall, located at 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, please visit their website here

Congressional Meetings

Congressional meetings will take place between 10:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Advocacy Associates will schedule all appointments on Capitol Hill for our participants. If you are planning to participate in Hill meetings, we advise you to register for U.S. Advocacy Days as soon as possible, as it can sometimes take weeks to secure congressional appointments.

Issue Briefing & Capitol Hill Preparation Webinar

IAAPA, along with Advocacy Associates, will hold and issue briefing & Capitol Hill preparation webinar on Wednesday, March 25 at 2 p.m. EST. Further information on this webinar will be sent out to participants as the event gets closer.


Location: Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall

480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

Hear about issues that Congressman Latta believes are important for Congress to pursue in this legislative and political environment. Hear an overview of the legislation Congress is pursuing and how it will impact your business. 

Location: Officina

1120 Maine Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

Location: Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall

480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

Location: Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall

480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

Location: Capitol Hill Club

300 First St, SE.
Lunch will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Location: National Union Building

918 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004


Bob Latta Official Congress

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH-5)

Since 2007, Congressman Bob Latta has served the people of Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Latta is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee where he plays an intricate role in crafting the nation’s energy, telecommunications, environment, health care, and interstate commerce policy. Latta is Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, where he advocates for policies that help consumers, grow our economy, and spur innovation.

Latta is also a member of the Subcommittee on Energy and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, which he chaired last Congress. Along with his committee positions, Congressman Latta is a Deputy Whip and Co-Chairs the Rural Broadband Caucus and the Congressional Propane Caucus.

Throughout his tenure, Congressman Latta has advocated for the interests of the people of Northwest and West Central Ohio through policies that further economic prosperity and job creation. His top priorities include balancing the budget, maintaining a strong national defense, and implementing commonsense government reforms.

Latta believes that hearing from constituents is essential to representing them in Congress and has held more than 1,000 meetings in Ohio’s 5th Congressional District since 2012. He also has held more than 130 Courthouse Conference one-on-ones with constituents where he is available to answer questions, discuss issues, and help solve problems with Federal agencies.

Congressman Latta has had more than a dozen bills signed into law during his Congressional tenure.
As a Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Latta worked with his colleagues to pass landmark legislation to combat the opioid crisis. Included in that bill was legislation he authored, the INFO Act, which helps provide needed data and information to those on the front lines of this crisis.

Latta has championed efforts in Congress to protect Lake Erie and improve water infrastructure in Ohio. Latta-authored legislation that was signed into law, the Drinking Water Protection Act, assesses and manages the risk of algal toxins in drinking water. In addition, provisions he authored to provide communities more flexibility to fund water projects were signed into law by President Trump in the 115th Congress.

Latta also wrote the Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act, a law that established a tracking system for pharmaceutical drugs through the supply chain to prevent adulterated and counterfeit drugs from endangering Americans.

Other laws that Congressman Latta has authored have ensured Ohioans have access to propane during the coldest parts of the winter, helped farmers use cutting-edge technology, and provided the Department of Homeland Security with needed tools to prevent terrorist attacks.

Latta is a steadfast advocate for our nation’s veterans, authoring legislation passed by the House to expedite the processing of VA appeals claims and taking action to ensure Ohio veterans that are suffering from cancer can receive health care closer to home. Latta also wrote legislation to expand access to Tri-Care for national guard members.

Congressman Latta is an avid sportsman and lifelong resident of Northwest Ohio. He and his wife Marcia live in Bowling Green and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Maria.

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