Federal Priorities

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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).

Attend the 2021 Washington, D.C. Fly-In

Monday, Sept. 20 – Thursday, Sept. 23

We look forward to welcoming back our guests to an in-person experience at our annual Washington D.C. Fly-In, in partnership with the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, from Sept. 20-23.

This year, Chamber and LVGEA members will have the opportunity to attend the Washington, D.C. Fly-In in-person or virtually to interact with our federal policymakers from the comfort of their home or office. The 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 with Congressional leadership.

Whether it is online or in-person, we are ready to give you an overview of the app, events, and answer any questions you may have about the policy meetings during our Fly-In this year. Most importantly, this will be a great opportunity to get to know your fellow chamber members attending the Fly-In either in person or virtually.

Early Bird Pricing/Registration Fees: Now – Aug. 1, 2021
$1,495 In-person Policy Registration per person
$649 Virtual Policy Registration per person

Early Bird Spouse Program Registration Fees: Now – Aug. 1, 2021
$895 In-person Registration per person
This does not include any of the policy briefing, think-tank discussions or congressional meetings.
Virtual attendance is not available for the Spouse Program.

PRESENTING SPONSOR:
Cox

PROGRAM SPONSORS:
Boyd GamingHightower Las VegasNV EnergyPorter Group

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Working with the Department of Energy to Keep Nevada at the Forefront of Innovation

Vegas Chamber President & CEO, Mary Beth Sewald, hosted a roundtable on October 21, 2020 with the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary Paul Dabbar, Director Cheryl Ingstad, and Director Conner Proschaska to discuss issues of regional importance to both the DEO and Nevada’s business community, including Artificial Intelligence, energy demand, funding public-private ventures, the future of STEM workforce, and more.

Learn more here.

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.