After an outstanding Washington Fly-In and positive follow up from a number of officials, PESA began hosting small events with members of Congress who are key to the industry. The goal of these small, non-fundraising events is to build relationships with legislators who are involved in many of our priority issues, educating them about the oilfield service and supply sector and the challenges we face.
On March 10, PESA met with Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) for the first leadership dialogue. Congressman Latta is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee where he sits on the Energy and Power, and Environment and the Economy subcommittees. Both committees are deeply involved in many issues crucial to PESA members.
PESA Membership Chairman Doug Polk led the dinner on behalf of PESA and served as emcee, facilitating dialogue on policy issues most important to our membership.
In April, PESA Leadership met with Senator Heitkamp (D-ND). She is a member of the following Senate Committees and Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, Committee on Indian Affairs and Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
The dinner with Sen. Heitkamp initiated the motion for PESA to engage in a much stronger way on crude exports.
This article was featured in PESA’s Spring 2015 Newsletter