The Academy’s Political Action Committee (PAC) plays a key role in supporting federal advocacy initiatives.
In 2017, the Academy was able to make contributions to congressional champions such as Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), among others, at fundraising events in Washington, D.C.
Topic(s): Advocacy, Political Action Committee (PAC), Grassroots Advocacy Network
The 2018 mid-term elections left a reshaped Congress, with nearly 100 new representatives and senators coming to Washington, DC. This much turnover has led to great opportunities for the Academy’s government relations department to build relationships with new members of Congress, many of whom have not held elected office before. The new class is the most diverse and the most educated in congressional history.
Topic(s): Advocacy, Medicare Telehealth Parity Act (MTPA), Medicare administrative contractors (MACs)