Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - 2015 DC Visit

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December 1
Sunset Reception
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December 2
Chamber Forum
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December 10
Annual Meeting
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January 7
Sunset Reception
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2015 DC Visit

A main priority for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is our year-round legislative advocacy efforts. Join fellow community leaders in a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., April 15-16, 2015.

This annual event includes personal briefings with Oklahoma’s U.S. senators and congressmen and a reception on Capitol Hill with federal officials and defense leaders. On the second day, sessions will cover specific areas of interest on issues critical to our community. Attendees will learn more about legislation that impacts local business and have an opportunity to personally speak with our Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.

$750 registration fee includes one night’s lodging at The Henley Park Hotel and all affiliated events. Air travel to and from Washington, D.C. is not included, giving attendees the option to extend their stay for additional business in the area. Additional room nights are available.

“We all know how important Tinker is to Central Oklahoma. Our time in Washington with both our Congressional delegation and Pentagon representatives is vital to understanding the issues and needs surrounding the base.”
David E. Rainbolt, Chairman & CEO, BancFirst Corporation
Chairman, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber


Wednesday, April 15


Attendees meet in the lobby of The Henley Park Hotel

1:30 – 5 p.m.

Personal briefings with Oklahoma Congressional Delegation
30-minute sessions with Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford and Representatives Tom Cole, Frank Lucas, Steve Russell, Markwayne Mullin and Jim Bridenstine.

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception on the Hill with federal and military leaders

7:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Thursday, April 16

8 – 11:30 a.m.

Meetings on specific areas of interest

Military Defense Briefing
Kathleen Ferguson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, U.S. Air Force

Regional Transit Systems: Opportunities and Challenges for Cities & Update on Federal Transportation Funding
Michael P. Melaniphy, president & CEO, American Public Transportation Association

The Impact of Federal Tax & Regulatory Policy on Economic Growth and the Business Environment
Dr. Dino Falaschetti, Senior Research Fellow & Director of Outreach for Financial and Economic Policy, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, and former Senior Economist on President George W. Bush’s Council on Economic Advisors


Program concludes

For more information or to register, email Meredith Manley or call 405-297-8964.