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. Please check back soon for more information.


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!