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2017 Small Business Advocacy Fly-In Recap

Wednesday, May 31, 2017  
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For the past 18-years,OFDA has had a strong voice and presence on Capitol Hill, but what we saw this year during our fly-in was so different in terms of energy and excitement. OFDAdiscussed prior to its Capitol Hill visits whether to present Congress with a laundry list of items impacting our businesses and industry, or focus on two that could have the most immediate impact.  We chose two issues that we knew would have an immediate impact on our businesses and which were the focus.  This year we focused on two core issues in our meetings:

1. Healthcare reform

2. Tax reform

It’s not that the other priorities for OFDA aren’t important, it’s just we wanted our messages to resonate and coming in with a huge laundry list will dilute any success we hoped to achieve for this event and our agenda.  OFDA continues to work toward full repeal of the Obama Administration’s overtime wage provisions, not because we oppose increasing wages, but this increase would triple the current rate, which would have had a devastating impact on small businesses and their ability to grow in a global economy.  We continue to push for regulatory reform.

These are just a few of the priorities OFDA continues to talk about and is excited about with a Republican controlled Congress and White House.  OFDA isn’t a partisan organization, nor does it advocate that way.  OFDA continues to work in a bi-partisan manner because for us and our members, running a small business isn’t a Republican or Democrat issue.  We support members of Congress who are willing to work with us and support small business in their communities grow and thrive. 


With your help, support, and vision, we will continue to be a strong voice for independent dealers using our annual fly-in as one key way to be heard.


You are ready to join us in this fight!

Click here to read the full recap from the 2017 Small Business Advocacy Fly-In.

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