Federal Priorities

The Vegas Chamber maintains a presence on federal issues through an engaged contract team at The Porter Group and by engaging on strategic priorities important to the growth and development of Nevada in the global economy. The Vegas Chamber has been instrumental in several federal issues in recent years, including the designation of Tule Springs as Nevada’s first national monument and the passage of Interstate 11, which will connect Phoenix and Las Vegas (the two largest cities in the U.S. not connected by an interstate).

Join the Vegas Chamber & the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance for a new twist to its popular Washington, D.C. Fly-in in 2020! 

This year, Washington, D.C. is coming to Vegas in an all-virtual format – D.C. Comes to LV! Join us from Monday, Sept. 14 to Thursday, Sept. 17 this year, plus all dues-paying VC and LVGEA members are invited to this historically exclusive event. Register now. 

To ensure the safety of our guests and team due to the effects of COVID-19, we are nixing the travel plans in 2020 and opening up the accessibility of this unique experience more so than ever.

With new offerings that include 2020/2021 special pricing and a daily rate deal, guests have the opportunity to interact with our federal policy makers from the comfort of their home or office. The virtual “Fly-in” will offer a variety of meetings with decision-makers and policy experts throughout the week and receptions to build relationships and strengthen existing connections. Pending pandemic and social distancing guidelines, we are planning two evening receptions in Las Vegas for our guests.

We will be proceeding with our Washington D.C. Fly-in Pre-reception as scheduled on Monday, August 17, 2020. Whether it is online or in-person, we are ready to give you an overview of the app, meetings, events, and answer any questions you may have about the policy meetings during our virtual fly-in this year. Most importantly, this will be a great opportunity to get to know your fellow chamber members attending the fly-in.
Time and Location: TBD

Why attend?

  • Easier-than-ever to participate
  • Special Pricing for a limited time that includes a new daily rate and 2021 registration
  • Be a part of Vegas Chamber history by experiencing the first-ever virtual Fly-in

Please note the one-time special pricing that we are offering to members who register for the 2020 and 2021 Fly-ins, with the expectation that we will resume our regular travel plans back to Washington, D.C. next year.

Special Pricing/Registration Fees: Now – Aug. 31, 2020

  • – $1,495 Policy Registration per person includes the 2020 Virtual and 2021 Regular Fly-ins
  • – $649 Policy Registration per person for 2020 Virtual Fly-in only
  • – $195 Policy Registration per person per day for 2020 Virtual Fly-in

Spouse Program Registration Fees: Now – Aug. 31, 2020

  • – $895 Registration per person includes 2020 Virtual and 2021 Regular Fly-ins
  • – $295 Registration per person includes 2020 Virtual Fly-in only
  • – This does not include any of the policy briefing, think-tank discussions or congressional meetings.

 

Questions? Contact Government Affairs Fundraising Coordinator Erica Valdriz.

 

2021 dates will be determined and announced at a later date; all transactions final.

2019 Washington, D.C. Fly-in Recap

In September 2019, the Vegas Chamber partnered with the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance to lead a delegation of over 150 business and community leaders to Washington, D.C. to be your voice on Capitol Hill. The Vegas Chamber once again lead the largest and most diverse delegation to our nation’s capital. During the week long trip, Nevada business leaders met with the Nevada Congressional delegation, Congressional leadership, policy groups, and think tanks to advance a broad agenda on behalf of Nevada’s business community. The annual Chamber fly-in demonstrates to federal policy makers how Nevada’s business community is united, strong, and stands for good policies and legislation to help our state’s job creators.

The Nevada State Dinner Gala, a black-tie affair at the spectacular at the historic Willard Hotel with special remarks from political correspondent Charlie Cook.

The Nevada Lights Up The Capitol event brought in nearly one thousand people – from Congressional leaders to staff members, industry leaders, and more, to showcase Nevada’s bright lights, open spaces, and free spirits – in a fun, lively, and dynamic party environment that only Nevada can really do.

You can view video content and updates on the event on the Chamber’s social media channels and on our photo gallery.

View the 2019 Photo Album

 

Federal Priorities and Areas of Focus:

  • Interstate 11 – Ensuring proper funding for this important infrastructure investment
  • Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository– Fighting against the nation’s nuclear waste being stored anywhere in Nevada, because of the potential negative impacts it could have on the safety and health of residents and visitors of Southern Nevada
  • International Tourism – Ensuring Southern Nevada’s core industry grows and remains a competitive international destination city
  • Southern Nevada Water Infrastructure – Studying and advocating for fair and strategic use of water and conservation resources
  • Homeland Security Funding – Ensuring that Nevada receives its fair share of federal dollars to protect its infrastructure
  • Marketplace Fairness Act – Leveling the playing field between traditional brick and mortar businesses and Internet commerce to ensure the state’s tax base is not eroded
  • Federal Grant Dollars in Nevada – Increasing Nevada’s share of federal dollars received for necessary programs and services for its citizens, essentially returning some of Nevada’s tax dollars back to the state.