2017 Florida U.S. Capitol Summit

The inaugural Florida U.S. Capitol Summit was an overwhelming success and well attended by AIF members, members of Congress, other policy leaders.

On the first day, participants attended exclusive policy briefings at the National Association of Manufacturers’ office where their policy experts provided updates on key issues such as health care and tax reform.  That afternoon, a welcome reception was held at the Capitol Hill Club where attendees and their guests had an opportunity to talk one-on-one with members of Congress, policy leaders and other business leaders. Later that evening, top sponsors of the Summit had a private dinner with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.


The morning of the second day, participants received updates in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building from White House policy advisors on issues such as EPA water and regulatory issues, FEMA/Irma recovery efforts and national tax reform, followed by a White House tour.


At the Capitol Hill Club, participants welcomed lunch keynote speaker Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.


We concluded the day in the Cannon House Office Building with members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation speaking to Summit participants on topics such as: healthcare, infrastructure, energy resources, international economic affairs, tax and domestic economic development, and tax reform.  We were joined by the following members of the Florida Congressional Delegation:

Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D)
Congressman Charlie Crist (D)
Congressman Ron DeSantis (R)
Congresswoman Val Demings (D)
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
Congressman Neal Dunn (R)
Congressman Matt Gaetz (R)
Congressman Al Lawson (D)
Congressman Bill Posey (R)
Congressman Tom Rooney (R)
Congressman Dennis Ross (R) Congressman Darren Soto (D)
  Congressman Daniel Webster (R)


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About AIF

Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.