Congressional Hill Day

Hill Day is our opportunity to introduce and enlighten U.S. Congress members, from both the House and Senate, about environmental health in their state, how environmental health impacts their constituents, and ways to improve federal environmental health services to the state and local communities.

RSVP by March 1

We will be traveling to Washington, DC on March 27 - 28, 2024, to meet with federal legislators.

In the context of national politics, these visits are essential to any association promoting their profession. Congress pays attention to those groups that actively promote their profession and supports funding for federal agencies and activities that provide for their profession. Congress needs to hear and know that these efforts have an impact on their constituents and communities.

Let us know if you are going to join us by completing our registration form.

Registration FormHotel Reservations

We have a room block available at the Hilton Capitol Hill. The deadline to secure a room at a rate of $258 a night is March 5, 2024. After this date, our rate is not guaranteed.

Agenda

Wednesday, March 27

Orientation to Congress
3 to 5 pm | Hilton Capitol Hill

Doug Farquhar, NEHA Director of Government Affairs
Lincoln Clapper, Advocacy Associates

Hear an overview of our Congressional Hill Day. You’ll learn about priorities for environmental health, how to share your environmental health program with your members, appropriation requests, and how to establish a relationship with your members of Congress.

Congressional Fly-in Reception
5:30 to 7:30 pm | Hilton Capitol Hill

Congressman Joe Courtney – CT 2
Dr. David Dyjack, NEHA Executive Director

Enjoy light snacks and refreshments with your colleagues from across the country coming to Washington. Hear welcoming remarks from Congressman Joe Courtney (CT 2) and insights into federal environmental health priorities from our Executive Director David Dyjack.

Reception sponsored by NSF International

Thursday, March 28

Breakfast Meeting
7:30 to 9:30 am | Hilton Capitol Hill

Meet with our staff for an overview of each state’s environmental health program and your Congressional Hill Day schedule. We will provide a light, boxed breakfast.

Congressional Visits
9:30 am to Close of Business | Senate and House Office Buildings