The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) formally announces its 13th annual Washington, DC Fly-in and Government Affairs Summit will take place March 14-15, 2024. Dates are subject to change if Congress is not in session. Building off this past spring’s successful return to Capitol Hill, ACE is eager to continue hosting one of the industry’s longest-running and successful fly-ins for biofuels advocates. Event registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at ethanol.org/events/fly-in.
“We encourage ethanol supporters to mark their calendars for the ACE fly-in March 14-15,” said Brian Jennings, ACE CEO. “Taking place in an election year, our gathering presents a strategic opportunity to underscore the significance and vitality of a robust U.S. ethanol industry to Members of Congress, their dedicated staff and key decision makers with EPA, USDA and the Treasury Department."
"In the 12-year legacy of ACE's DC fly-ins, the most impactful gatherings have struck a balance between engaging with our staunch supporters and reaching out to Members of Congress who may be unfamiliar, hold differing views on our policy priorities, or hail from regions outside the Corn Belt," said Katie Muckenhirn, Vice President of Government Affairs. "While lawmakers routinely hear from lobbyists and association representatives, the power of a deeply personal perspective showcasing the direct benefits of the ethanol industry can provide a fresh and compelling viewpoint on our issues.”
For more than a decade, over 300 unique individuals representing 30 states have participated in ACE fly-ins, meeting with Members of Congress and top Administration officials. Past event priorities included pushing Congress to enact bipartisan legislation to allow nationwide and permanent E15 market access, supporting technology-neutral clean fuel policy which recognizes farmers’ and ethanol producers’ contribution to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions), and promoting the Next Generation Fuels Act. Other important topics such as the Farm Bill, ensuring the Renewable Fuel Standard is getting back on track, and implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act could also receive key attention during the ACE fly-in.
The meetings will take place on Capitol Hill and at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. For more information about the event, please contact Katie Muckenhirn at email@example.com, Ashley Borchert at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ethanol.org/events/fly-in.