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 14-16, 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!

Detailed Schedule 

Monday, May 14th

NATSO Foundation Board Meeting
12:30 pm- 2:00 pm 
Room: Old Town East & Central
For NATSO foundation directors.)

NATSO Board Meeting
2:30 pm - 5:45 pm    
Room: Old Town East & Central
(For NATSO directors. Chairman's Circle members and NATSO travel plaza attendees are welcome to attend as observers.)

NATSO Welcome Dinner Hosted by the Chairman's Circle 
6:15 p.m.
Virtue Food & Grain
Meet in hotel lobby at 6:15 p.m. for a short bus ride.
(For travel plaza attendees and Chairman's Circle members only.)      

Tuesday, May 15th

PAC Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Room: Old Town Central/East

Government Affairs Town Hall
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Room: Old Town Central/East
(A breakfast buffet will be available.)
NATSO's Government Affairs Committee is sponsoring a Town Hall with NATSO's staff and outside speakers to discuss several areas of interest for NATSO Members. All Day on the Hill attendees are encouraged to attend and come prepared with questions and opinions. Topics include:

HR Share Group 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Room: Old Town West
(A breakfast buffet will be available. Invite only.)

Welcome to Day on the Hill Lunch with guest speaker, Brad Fitch, President & CEO, Congressional Management Foundation
12:00 pm-1:00pm        
Room: Old Town Central/East

Issues Briefing, with guest expert Chris Spear, President, American Trucking Associations 
1:00 pm-3:30 pm         
Room: Old Town Central/East

4:30 pm- 6:00 pm  
Room: The Alexandrian Courtyard
(Includes cocktails and heavy hors d’Oeurves.)  

Wednesday, May 16th

Buses Departure to Capitol Hill
Buses will depart from the hotel lobby at 7:30 a.m.

Capitol Hill Meetings
9:00 am- 5:00 pm    
Room: The Gold Room, Rayburn Room 2168
Breakfast and lunch provided.

NATSO Congressional Pie Reception
5:00 pm-7:00 pm         
Rayburn Foyer

Registration for NATSO's Day on Capitol Hil is closed to allow time for Congressional visit appointments to be made. Please contact David Fialkov at (703) 739-8501 or with questions.

Attendees will stay at The Alexandrian at 480 King St, Alexandria, VA. The NATSO room rate of $255 plus taxes was available until April 20, 2018. However, rooms may still be available. Check here. (The Alexandrian was formerly named the Hotel Monaco and is now a Marriott property.)

Contact David Fialkov at (703) 739-8501 or with questions.