NACE International Hosts U.S. Legislative Day on Capitol Hill

Photo courtesy of NACE International.On June 5 and 6, 2019, NACE International hosted its annual Legislative Day in Washington, DC, USA. The two-day event brought NACE members from across the country to meet with policymakers and their staffs in the U.S. Congress. 

“Legislative Day is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the adverse effects of corrosion and promote corrosion planning to ensure people, assets, and the environment are protected,” says Jim Feather, chair of NACE’s Public Policy & Outreach Committee and former NACE president.

NACE members met with more than 60 Congressional offices to advocate for corrosion planning in infrastructure legislation, including bridges, pipelines, and water distribution systems. Additionally, NACE cohosted a briefing on “Preventing the Next Flint” with the Congressional Caucus on Corrosion Prevention. NACE President Terry Greenfield and NACE member Sylvia Hall joined a panel of experts to promote corrosion planning and training.

“During our briefing, we discussed ways to improve the quality of drinking water and policies that Congress should consider,” Greenfield says. “The briefing was an immediate success with standing room only and over 105 attendees.”

NACE’s next Legislative Day will take place in summer 2020. To learn more about this event or NACE’s government relations program, please contact

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