Government Relations Committee



What's happening on Capitol Hill affects you! 


2017 Chapter Challenge  

  1.     Invite an elected official to speak at a meeting or host a GBTA       government relations focused meeting  COMPLETED
  2.     Send a letter to its representative or senator endorsing a GBTA     endorsed bill or vote  COMPLETED
  3.     Appoint a liaison to the GBTA Advocacy Committee                      COMPLETED
  4.     Raise $1,000 in PAC contributions, with 30% of members               contribute  IN PROGRESS


About the Government Relations Committee

GBTA North Central Chapter's Government Relations Committee in conjunction with GBTA, brings the collective voice of business travel to Washington.

The objectives of the Government Relations committee are to:

1. Give members opportunities to get involved in issues that affect business travel through the Legislative Action Center.

2. Bring the collective voice of business travel to Washington by lobbying on members' behalf, and

3. Facilitate the Business Travel Political Action Committee (PAC) in conjunction with GBTA

Business travel accounts for a significant portion of the travel industry, one of the most important segments of the American economy, which employs one in every seven workers. Travel plays an integral role in the success of American businesses in every industry. GBTA North Central Chapter's/GBTA members contribute heavily to that success, directing more than $170 billion in travel & entertainment expenses each year. Laws and policies that affect GBTA North Central Chapter's/GBTA members and their companies’ travelers have a real impact on American businesses and the economy.

In addition to lobbying on members’ behalf, GBTA North Central and GBTA gives members opportunities to get involved in issues that affect business travel through the Legislative Action Center, events in Washington, and Business Travel PAC.

Get Involved!

  • The GBTA Legislative Action Center offers current news on legislation affecting business travel and interactive opportunities to make your voice heard in Washington, including a “elected official finder” so you can contact your local representative.

  • Business Travel PAC -- information on how this important political tool works for you and how you can get involved.

  • Donate finds to the Business Travel PAC today, by clicking here to access the donation form.


        

Board Liaison

Gina Zappa
Direct Travel, Inc.
952-746-3505
gzappa@dt.com