ABC Board Chairman Mark Monical, CEO & President Terry McAlister and ABC Board Director Buck Blevins recently attended National Legislative Week 2017 in Washington, D.C.
The annual event offered members the opportunity to network with each other and hear from dynamic speakers knowledgeable about issues important to ABC members. It included a breakfast presentation followed by a day on the Hill speaking to members of Congress, and included Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala), Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Rep. Laurence Francis Rooney III (R-Fla), and Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, a true friend of ABC.
While there are many challenges faced with passing legislation through Congress, all the ABC board members who attended were very encouraged by the fact that ABC has many advocates among the current administration, and their agendas are in alignment with ABC key issues. Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the event, and the attendees agreed that he was very genuine, sincere, and honest about the challenges faced in getting things done in Congress.