Federal Lobby Day - June 20th, 2018

Join several supporters and TIA staff on June 20th as we visit Capitol Hill to discuss key issues currently impacting the tire and automotive industry. The day will begin with a meeting at the US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) headquarters at 10:00am to discuss infrastructure.

Important issues that will be discussed on Capitol Hill include: Estate Tax | Infrastructure Funding | Online Sales | Health Care | LIFO Repeal | Tariffs | Work Opportunity Tax Credit | Lawsuit Abuse | Retroactive Liability Provisions Superfund | Scrap Tires and Used Oil | National Energy Bill | Urge Strong Enforcement of the Magnuson - Moss Warranty Act | Halt the Activist NLRB's Efforts to Ease Unionization of Businesses | Support the Motor Vehicle Owner's Right to Repair Act | Comp Time | RPM Act | ...and more

Lobby Day Registration Form


9:00 am - Buses leave office in Bowie (Free transportation)
10:00 am -11:00 am - DOT briefing – United States Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC – Parking nearby
  • Infrastructure, De-regulation, Industry Topics, and Department Updates from:
    • Anthony Bedell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs
    • Chris Mitton, Senior Officer for Intergovernmental Affairs
    • Brian Barnard, Director of Governmental Affairs for NHTSA
11:00 am - Buses Head to Capitol Hill
11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Congressional Meetings (Capitol Hill)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Luncheon – SVC 212-10 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
  • Magnuson Moss Warranty Act Update: Tom Tucker, State Relations Director, ACA
  • Estate Tax Repeal Update: Alex Ayers, Executive Director, Family Business Coalition
  • Looking at the 2018 Elections: Nathan Klein, Lead Pollster & Founder, Olive Tree Strategies (Former Polling and Analytics Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee)
  • Keynotes:
    • Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Pa-11th) – Candidate for Senate
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Industry Issues Seminar – Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2075
  • Members of Congress Invited to Participate in Panel Discussions
    • Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-3rd)
    • Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3rd)
    • Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL-3rd)
    • (several other congressional members invited)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Reception – Rayburn HOB – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Room 2167
  • Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md-5th) – Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives
6:00 pm - Buses return to Bowie office

What is Lobby Day? Lobby Day gives you a unique opportunity to meet face to face with Senators, Congressmen, administration officials, and congressional staffers to discuss issues of concern to you. TIA will host a luncheon on Capitol Hill, and also that evening a reception for you to talk informally to Senators, Congressmen, and Hill Staffers. There will be no fee for any Washington D.C./Capitol Hill function that day. 


For any questions or concerns please contact: 

Roy Littlefield IV | Director of Government Affairs | rlittlefield2@tireindustry.org | 301.430.7280 ext. 137