2022 GMA Fall Lobby Days

Throughout the months of the pandemic, GMA is continued major efforts to maintain our influence with federal and state governments to position our industry for success. With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation (BIL), conversations with our congressional relations will be critical to insure geosynthetic inclusion in the projects that will be funded by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) and a strong attendance will insure our ability to visit all the offices. This year’s lobby day will take place in Washington, DC on November 15 & 16th. With the full return to in-person meetings, Whitmer & Worrall (W&W) will be setting up two types of meetings: 1) Congressional Office Visits; 2) Reception/Lunch Invitations. Please register your intent to attend as soon as possible so that we can start the requests to meet with the correct congressional offices.

Meeting Options

Congressional Office Visit – as in years past where we could walk the halls of congress and visit offices with unlimited attendees, the offices have  re-opened to visits yet some are limiting the numbers, so depending on the specifics of the office, we will be assigning attendees based on your congressional districts.

Reception/Lunch Invitations – based on our prior success with inviting members of Congress to join us for an extended reception/lunch (11:30a-2:00p), this will be our third reception. The setting allows for members to visit with us in a relaxed setting away from the confines of their offices while still allowing the representative to address our whole group.

Learn more about GMA Membership 

To learn about becoming a GMA member, click here. If you have questions regarding membership, lobby day or anything else please contact GMA’s Executive Director, Fred Chuck at fred.chuck@textiles.org or click on the button below.

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Schedule at a Glance

Tue. | November 15th

3 PM: GMA Executive Council Meeting

6 PM: Reception and Preparation Dinner

Wed. | November 16th

All Day: Meetings with Members of Congress and/or key staff

Late afternoon: Debrief at the W&W Conference Room

Exact times, locations and full schedule details will be available soon on the event website.

Hotel Options

Residence Inn Washington DC Downtown
1199 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington  DC 20005

GMA rate $269 book by Monday October 24

Call Direct (202) 898-1100

Online code: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1663328529531&key=GRP

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Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Downtown
815 14th street NW
Washington, DC 200005

GMA Rate $239 book by Friday October 28

Call Direct (202) 521 1607

Online code https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=DCACHGI&groupCode=GLD&arrivaldate=2022-11-14&departuredate=2022-11-17&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

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November 15, 2022 12:00 pm EST

November 16, 2022 8:00 pm EST

Fred Chuck


Washington, D.C. - Capitol Hill