The convening of a new Congress in January of every odd-year is always an exciting and challenging time for those in the trade community – and particularly so in years that also feature a Presidential Inauguration. But 2021 is clearly in a class by itself. In addition to a unique 50-50 split and power-sharing arrangement in the Senate, Speaker Pelosi’s Democrats hold a razor-thin majority in the House. What will the resulting committee shakeups mean for trade policy? Meanwhile, President Joe Biden awaits confirmation of his new Secretary of Commerce and United States Trade Representative as he is widely expected to pursue trade policies likely to differ substantially from those of his predecessor.
Our 2021 NAFTZ Virtual Legislative Summit – six hours of informed content spaced over three days, February 9-11, will provide valuable and unique insights into President Biden’s trade agenda and the Congress’s disposition to cooperate on key initiatives. Of particular interest to NAFTZ members will be examination of the association’s 2021 Legislative Priorities and strategies to achieve those goals. Also included for registrants is a pre-Summit webinar on how to contact your own Senators and Congressmen and conduct virtual briefings with Members and staff.
As with our 2020 Virtual Spring Seminar and Annual Meeting, the Virtual Legislative Summit provides NAFTZ members who otherwise would not be able to travel to Washington with a very economical opportunity to enrich their understanding of how Washington operates by learning from subject-matter experts, congressional and administration officials, and our own professional staff and public affairs consultants.