ABMA Committee Meets & Prepares for Advocacy Day

This morning the ABMA Committee met to get an update from our Government Affairs Representative and discuss Advocacy Day.

Congressional Update

The new Chair of the House Ways and Means Committees, Rep. Jason Smith (MO-8), has indicated supporting small and medium size businesses, our biggest job creators, is a top priority. This includes supporting, and passing, a bill to reinstate the 100% bonus depreciation tax credit that began to phase out on January 1st. Chairman Smith plans to pass a retroactive extension back to January 1st.

We have gotten word that the LICENSE Act sponsors are ready to go, but they have to wait for a review of the FMCSA waivers it seeks to make permanent before moving forward. We also expect the Strengthen Supply Chains Through Truck Driver Incentives Act will be reintroduced in the next few weeks, perfect timing right before our Day on the Hill.

Advocacy Day

We are at 56 attendees and counting! The ABMA Committee will meet directly before our issue briefing on March 22 to iron out any last minute details for the event. ABMA staff is working on getting a few members of Congress to attend our cocktail hour/dinner, and has a few good leads.

The week before Advocacy Day, ABMA staff will be hosting two virtual issue briefings for attendees. This is designed to supplement the in-person briefing on March 22 and give attendees the opportunity to get familiar with our priorities and ask questions prior to arriving in the District.

There is still plenty of room for more members to attend Advocacy Day. If you are interested, you can register on our website.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to myself at kslye-hernandez@abmalliance.org or Nicolina Schonfarber, the Government Affairs Coordinator, at nschonfarber@abamalliance.org.