education & meetings

Washington Fly-In

Each spring chemical distributors and their supply chain partners from around the country meet with their elected officials in Washington, DC to educate Members of Congress and push for important policy goals. Meeting face-to-face with legislators is the most effective way to get your message heard on Capitol Hill.

Don't worry if it is your first time joining us on Capitol Hill. Before we head to the hill, we will review our unified message and the legislation for which we will advocate. We will also teach you about lobbying and how to share your story in a way that leaves a notable impact on Congressional representatives. Your experiences are important—we need your voice.

The 2019 NACD Washington Fly-In will be held on May 1-2, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA.

Resources for Your Hill Meetings

To prepare you for your meetings on the Hill, we have assembled a one-page leave-behind document as well as additional background information on our issues. These documents can be found here on our website or on the VoterVoice app under ‘Blog.’


ONLINE: Click here to register online.

HARD COPY: Click here to download a hard copy registration form.

Fax completed forms to (703) 527-7747 or email it to

Registration Deadline: April 22, 2019

Hotel Reservations

Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202

NACD Room Rate: $284/night

Make your reservation online or by calling: 800) 542-8680 and be sure to mention 'NACD Washington Fly-In' when making your reservations.

NACD Room Rates: Rates Available from April 28, 2019 - May 3, 2019

Reservation Deadline: April 5, 2019

Unable to Book at The Rtiz-Carlton, Pentagon City?

Rooms are going fast!  If you are unable to book a room at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City for your preferred dates, please try one of these nearby hotels below (NOTE: NACD does not have a block of rooms at any of these properties).  Additionally, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the Ritz-Carlton, please email Tracey Pierce your preferred dates.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC – Crystal City
300 Army Navy Dr.
Arlington, VA, 22202
(703) 416-4100
0.5 miles from Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Westin Crystal City
1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 486-1111
0.7 miles from Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Plaza
2401 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243 2494
3.4 miles from Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 S Orme St.
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 521-1900
1.2 miles from Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

2019 Washington Fly-In Agenda

*Subject to change.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
9:30-11:30 am Legislative Prep Session with Steve Russell, ACC
11:45 am-12:30 pm Working Lunch with Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter
12:45-2:00 pm Bus to Capitol Hill/Walking Tour
2:00-5:00 pm Meetings on Capitol Hill
5:30-6:30 pm Reception on Capitol Hill
7:00-9:00 pm PAC Dinner
Thursday, May 2, 2019
7:45-9:00 am Breakfast at Capitol Hill Club with Congressman Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN)
9:00 am-1:00 pm Meetings on Capitol Hill
9:00-1:00 pm Meetings with Regulatory Agencies
10:00 am-2:00 pm Hospitality Room Open at Capitol Hill Club
(Boxed Lunches Available)
2:00 pm



Past Washington Fly-In Victories

Sharing your story on Capitol Hill has resulted in:

  • 2014 - CFATS approved in Dec. 2014
  • 2015 - TSCA Reform passed House and Senate; STB Reform signed into law; GSP Renewal signed into law •
  • 2016 - Hours-of-Service Restart becomes law; 15 new House members added to Congressional Chemistry Caucus after Fly-In
  • 2017 - Small Business Health Plans Act of 2017 introduced in Senate; Record 201 Congressional Office Meetings
  • 2018 - CFATS Reauthorization Bill Introduced in House and Senate; DRIVE-Safe Act introduced in House and Senate; Record Member-Level Meetings


Attending the Washington Fly-In Makes a Difference!