Mark your calendars! On September 12, we are bringing the Maryland business community to Washington, D.C.
Join us for the 2019 Congressional Roundup in Washington, D.C. to get the inside scoop on issues and policies affecting the business community. Attendees will receive a front-row seat at a program tailored specifically to their primary business priorities. This event offers business leaders the opportunity to deliver their federal policy priorities and concerns directly to lawmakers.
We want you to get the most out of this event by hearing about topics and issues that are important and relevant to you. The information you provide will help us shape the agenda so that you walk away feeling invaluably informed. As part of this effort, we are asking for your direct input on topics and speaker suggestions for the event. Let us know what topics and issues are most important and relevant to you!
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
WELCOME REMARKS AT U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BRIEFING
9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
SPEAKER: JOHN MURPHY | SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS | INTERNATIONAL DIVISION
9:55 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
SPEAKER: JAIMIE FRANCIS | SENIOR DIRECTOR, PROGRAMS AND POLICY | CENTER FOR EDUCATION & WORKFFORCE
Topic: Education and Workforce
10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
SPEAKER: JON BASELICE | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IMMIGRATION POLICY | EMPLOYMENT POLICY DIVISION
10:35 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
SPEAKER: CHRISTIAN ZUR | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROCUREMENT POLICY | ECONOMIC POLICY
Topic: Government/Defense Contracts
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bus from U.S. Chamber of Commerce to U.S. House of Representatives
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
SPEAKER: SENATOR BEN CARDIN | MD
Topic: Healthcare, Taxation, Small Business
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SPEAKER: CONGRESSMAN DUTCH RUPPERSBERGER | MD
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
SPEAKER: DAN CHRISTMAN | LTG (Ret.)
Topic: World Politics
Description: What are the most significant foreign and national
security risks that impact American businesses? LTG(Ret) Dan Christman will outline the top three challenges the U.S. faces internationally, how they impact our private sector, and how the current Administration will work to resolve them.
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
SPEAKER: JOHN LETTIERI | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Topic: Opportunity Zones
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
SPEAKER: SENATOR CHRIS VAN HOLLEN | MD
Topic: Transportation, Labor, Government and Budget
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Group A walk from U.S. House of Representatives to U.S. Capitol
2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Group B walk from U.S. House of Representatives to U.S. Capitol
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
TOUR OF U.S. CAPITOL: GROUP A
3:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
TOUR OF U.S. CAPITOL: GROUP B
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Bus from U.S. Capitol to AT&T Forum
5:30 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.
WELCOME REMARKS: CHRISTINE ROSS | MDCC
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. RECEPTION