ABA Members Divide and Conquer Lawmakers' Offices at Fall Policy Conference

Bakers and suppliers from all over the United States divided and conquered Capitol Hill by splitting into groups to visit 15 congressional offices. The groups urged members of Congress to implement policy that positively impacts business and baking industry outcomes. ABA members underscored that Food and Agriculture is “Feeding the Economy,” with...
Bakers and suppliers from all over the United States divided and conquered Capitol Hill by splitting into groups to visit 15 congressional offices. The groups urged members of Congress to implement policy that positively impacts business and baking industry outcomes. ABA members underscored that Food and Agriculture is “Feeding the Economy,” with 20.4% of the nation’s economy linked, directly or indirectly, to the food and agriculture sectors, to encourage decision makers to consider the Baking Industry as an economic driver when determining policy direction. Bakers and suppliers also advocated for NAFTA to expand access for agricultural goods and explained how tariffs hurt bakers and food manufacturers in the U.S.

ABA members visited the following offices to share their business acumen with our nation’s lawmakers:

Rep. Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D-NJ-12)

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN-3)

Rep. Pete Roskam (R-IL-6)

Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-7)

Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA-8)

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-7)

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS-3)

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-2)

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA-1)

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8)

Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA-12)

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2)

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-1)

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI-7)

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID-2)

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Source: www.americanbakers.org