NATSO Day on the Hill

Congress has the power to make business better.

But it also has the power to make business worse.

If Congress doesn’t hear from the private sector about its issues and concerns, there’s no reason to believe that Congress will make decisions that improve the business climate.

To ensure that lawmakers understand and respond to the needs of the truckstop and travel plaza community, it is vital that NATSO members play an active role in the political process.

On May 16-18, members of the truckstop and travel plaza community will travel from across the United States to Washington, D.C., to educate their elected officials about the critical role the truckstop industry plays in the U.S. economy as well as to discuss key industry challenges.

NATSO’s annual Day on Capitol Hill marks the biggest opportunity for members of the truckstop and travel plaza industry to speak with lawmakers before they vote on legislation that’s bound to impact your future success.

The more you participate, the more Capitol Hill understands our industry and welcomes our positions on critical policy decisions before they are made!

Register today to attend NATSO’s Day on Capitol Hill 2016.


Attendees will stay at Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, VA. The NATSO room rate of $249 plus taxes and fees was available until April 25, 2016. See what is still available at the hotel online here.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, May 16, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. NATSO Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
NATSO foundation directors only.

Hotel Monaco,
Paris West and Central

6:00 p.m. Day on Capitol Hill Welcome Dinner Hosted by the Chairman’s Circle Members
All truckstop attendees and Chairman’s Circle members are warmly encouraged to attend. Meet in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a short walk to the restaurant.
Blackwall Hitch


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. NATSO Board of Directors Meeting
For NATSO directors only. Chairman’s Circle members are invited as observers.
Hotel Monaco,
Paris West and Central
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Kickoff Luncheon with Special Guest Speakers political consultants Brad Todd and JB Poersch

Hotel Monaco,
Paris West and Central

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Issues Briefing and First-Time Coaching Session

Hotel Monaco,
Paris East and Central

3:00 p.m. NATSO Government Affairs Committee Meeting Hotel Monaco,
Paris East and Central
4:00 p.m. Buses depart for Capitol Hill

Hotel Monaco Lobby

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

NATSO’s Congressional Pie Reception

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Rayburn House Office Building Foyer
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

NATSO PAC Contributor Appreciation Reception
Everyone welcome.

Bombay Room, Hotel Monaco


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

7:00 a.m. Buses depart for Capitol Hill Hotel Monaco Lobby
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast with Special Guest Speaker Rep. Tom Cole Rayburn House Office Building,  B338
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Congressional Office Visits*  
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hospitality Room Open, Breakfast and Lunch Available Rayburn House Office Building,  B338

*Unless requested, Congressional appointments will not be scheduled for Chairman’s Circle members. Chairman’s Circle members should contact Shannon Meade at (703) 739-8566 or for more information.

Contact Shannon Meade at or (703) 739-8566 with questions.