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Virtual March on Capitol Hill

September 24 – October 2 | Virtual Event

During this election year in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s more crucial than ever to share our essential industry’s work to meet America’s need for food and nourishment. Join the largest grassroots effort of the fresh produce industry as we “March” on Capitol Hill during the United Fresh Washington Conference! U.S. Senate and House of Representatives meetings begin Thursday, September 24 and continue through Friday, October 2. This is your time to discuss critical issues to your business and share personal testimony of how actions taken in Washington directly affect you, your community and the produce industry overall.

VIRTUAL MARCH ON CAPITOL HILL SCHEDULE 

Additional meetings to be added as they’re confirmed. ALL times are listed in EDT.

Only registrants of the United Fresh Washington Conference are permitted to attend the Congressional Meetings. 

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**Meetings with Senator Marco Rubio (Fri. 9/26 at 1:30 pm EDT) and Senator Mike Crapo (Wed. 9/30 at 2:30 pm EDT) are both by phone only. Contact Emily Uminski if you need dial in details.

*Denotes a change to the meeting’s original time

Thursday, September 24

10:00 am  Senator John Boozman (R) AR        VIEW PROFILE
1:00 pm Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) NY        VIEW PROFILE
2:00 pm Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart  (R) FL-25     VIEW PROFILE
2:30 pm Senator John Hoeven (R) ND           VIEW PROFILE
3:00 pm Senator Pat Roberts (R) KS             VIEW PROFILE
3:30 pm Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D) AZ     VIEW PROFILE
4:00 pm Senator Patrick Leahy (D) VT           VIEW PROFILE
4:00 pm Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D) VI-At Large      VIEW PROFILE 
4:30 pm Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) CA-12        VIEW PROFILE

 

Friday, September 25

11:30 am *USDA Under Secretary  Greg Ibach, Marketing and Regulatory Programs* 
Noon Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D) CA-20      VIEW PROFILE
1:00 pm Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D) CA-34       VIEW PROFILE
1:30 pm Senator Amy Klobuchar (D) MN    VIEW PROFILE
1:30 pm **Senator Marco Rubio (R) FL            VIEW PROFILE
2:00 pm Senator Bob Casey (D) PA               VIEW PROFILE       
4:00 pm Rep. TJ Cox (D) CA-21                     VIEW PROFILE

 

Monday, September 28

1:00 pm Rep. Raúl Grijalva (R) AZ-3               VIEW PROFILE
2:00 pm Brian Pasternak, Department of Labor, Office of Foreign Labor Certification    

 

Tuesday, September 29

10:00 am Andrés Rodríguez, Agricultural Attaché, Embassy of Chile
11:00 am Shakira Motan, Trade Commissioner
Malose Letsolao, Minister Economic
Anton Kruger, CEO of South African Fresh Produce Exporters Forum
11:00 am USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey, Farm Production and Conservation
Noon Senator Lindsey Graham (R) SC       VIEW PROFILE
1:00 pm Senator Richard Durbin  (D) IL         VIEW PROFILE
1:00 pm Rep. Dan Newhouse (R) WA-4        VIEW PROFILE  
1:00 pm Senator Thom Tillis (R) NC                VIEW PROFILE
2:00 pm Dr. Julie Callahan, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs and Commodity Policy, United States Trade Representative
2:00 pm *Senator David Perdue (R) GA          VIEW PROFILE     
2:00 pm Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)   VIEW PROFILE     
3:00 pm Senator Patty Murray (D) WA          VIEW PROFILE
4:00 pm Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D) CA-47        VIEW PROFILE

 

Wednesday, September 30

10:00 am Rep. David Price (D) NC-4              VIEW PROFILE
10:30 am Luis Ernesto Forero, Ag & SPS Representative, Colombian Government Trade Bureau  
11:00 am  Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) OR-5          VIEW PROFILE
11:00 am  Rep. David Rouzer (R)  NC-7           VIEW PROFILE
11:30 am Rep. Austin Scott (R) GA-8                VIEW PROFILE
1:00 pm Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) FL-7   VIEW PROFILE       
2:00 pm Rep. Jim Costa (D) CA-16                VIEW PROFILE
2:00 pm Rep. Mike Simpson (R) ID-2           VIEW PROFILE
2:00 pm Bruce Summers, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service   
2:30 pm **Senator Mike Crapo (R) ID             VIEW PROFILE
4:00 pm Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D) AZ-1       VIEW PROFILE
4:30 pm Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D) OR-3     VIEW PROFILE 
4:30 pm Rep. Thomas Massie (R) KY-4       VIEW PROFILE
This meeting has been changed to a conference call only.  Robert Guenther will be emailing this information out 24 hours prior.

 

Thursday, October 1

10:00 am Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D) NY-22   VIEW PROFILE      
10:30 am Rep. Kim Schrier (D) WA-8           VIEW PROFILE
11:00 am Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency 
11:15 am Rep. Josh Harder  (D) CA-10          VIEW PROFILE        
11:30 am Senator John Cornyn (R) TX         VIEW PROFILE
11:30 am Senator Jeff Merkley (D) OR         VIEW PROFILE
1:00 pm Rep. Suzan DelBene (D) WA-1      VIEW PROFILE
1:30 pm Rep. Ami Bera (D) CA-7                   VIEW PROFILE
2:00 pm Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) MI  VIEW PROFILE
2:30 pm Senator Jim Risch (R) ID               VIEW PROFILE
3:00 pm Rep. G.T. Thompson (R) PA-15      VIEW PROFILE
5:00 pm Rep. Salud Carbajal (D) CA-24                 VIEW PROFILE   

Friday, October 2

10:00 am Rep. Buddy Carter (R) GA-1            VIEW PROFILE
11:00 am Rep. Rodney Davis (R) IL-13                VIEW PROFILE
2:00 pm Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) WA-5    VIEW PROFILE   

Date & time TBD

  Senator Maria Cantwell (D) WA                VIEW PROFILE         
  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) CA-23     VIEW PROFILE     
  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) KY         VIEW PROFILE     

For more information on the United Fresh Washington Conference, contact Mollie Van Lieu, Senior Director of Nutrition Policy at 202.303.3403.