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ESA Day on Capitol Hill
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ESA Day on Capitol Hill


5/6/2013 to 5/7/2013
When: 5/6/2013
Where: St. Gregory Hotel
2033 M St NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20036
United States
Contact: Michelle H. Whitaker

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Join your ESA colleagues for our annual Day on Capitol Hill, May 6 - 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C., as we meet with our congressional representatives and their staffs to discuss issues that are critical to the security industry and public safety.

Legislative issues to be discussed this year include:

1. Passage of the Federal Background Check FBI Data Base access bill;

2. Inclusion of "detection" in all federal "suppression" bills;

3. School Security Legislation – Installation and maintaining of security equipment in our nation’s schools;

4. Federal Trade Commission review on licensing requirements impacting public safety

ESA would like for you to feel comfortable and informed about these issues when it comes to your meetings in Washington, D.C. so we held held a webinar briefing on April 29, 2013, presented by John Chwat, ESA Director of Government Relations and Lynn Comer, Chair, ESA Government Relation Committee.   Check out the presentation that will provide you with advanced, valuable insight into these issues here.  You can download the event handout here.

John Chwat and his staff at The Chwat Group will make all congressional appointments for you in advance. Information packets will be distributed to all attendees at registration with pertinent industry issues, including talking points to use while visiting your representatives. Security clearance must be obtained in advance to meet with congressional representatives.  We will do all of the work for you, we just need you to be there!

U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson (R-NY) will be our speaker Monday evening at Sequoia Restaurant. 

U.S. Congressmen Sam Graves (R-MO) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) will be our featured speakers Tuesday at the luncheon at the Capitol Hill Club.

For a schedule of events, click here.

Our host hotel will again be the lovely St. Gregory Hotel & Suites located at 2033 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 530-3600 or toll free (800) 829-5034.  Rooms are limited at the St. Gregory so we have reserved a few additional rooms at the nearby Best Western Georgetown Hotel & Suites, 1121 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, Washington D.C. 20037. (202) 457-0565. Cost for rooms at both hotels is $249 per night.

Additionally, an agreement has been completed with American Airlines and is valid May 4-10, 2013 for travel to Washington, DC (BWI, DCA, and IAD). Attendees will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare when flights are booked on-line at for American Airlines and American Eagle flights only.  PROMO CODE: 4253BQ.

Event registration is free for members until April 26.  Non-Members and late registrations will be charged $100.

Plan to attend and support our 2013 legislative agenda!  For more information, or to request a room, contact Michelle Whitaker at 972.807.6807 (o) or 972.795.0709 (c) or at

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