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Dairy Facts 2016

Members Make a Difference on Capitol Hill During Washington Conference

Jun 26, 2014
(L to R) David Ahlem of Hilmar Chese Company, Brian Perry of Perry's Ice Cream and Tom Arata of Ecolab stop by the office of Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) during Washington Conference.

Washington Conference opened yesterday with a lively keynote speech by Brad Fitch, president and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation.

After hearing Fitch’s advice on how to gain your congressman’s attention, more than 50 members traveled to Capitol Hill for congressional visits, undaunted by the taxi strike in Washington, D.C., that threatened to slow their progress.

Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) kicked off the Washington Insiders Breakfast on the second day by sharing insights into key legislative and political developments in the 113th Congress.


(Seated, clockwise) Rep Mike Conaway (R-TX) talks with Greg Meador, Plains Dairy; Brian Perry, Perry's Ice Cream; Tom Arata, Ecolab; Jeremy Travis, Hillmar Ingredients; and (standing) Andrei Mikhalevsky, California Dairies, Inc.

Check out IDFA’s Facebook page for more photos of members in action.
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