Shared by Nicky Gacos, NABM President
Government Affairs Committee Member,
I’m very excited to learn that the DOE’s regulatory proposal on the vending machine energy conservation standard, that we were able to fight back with the assistance of the industry, was mentioned in the Chairman’s opening statement today at a Congressional hearing on the Executive Branch’s regulatory overreach. Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (TX) listed vending machines as one of the DOE’s areas of overreach and costly regulations. It is truly incredible to have the industry mentioned by the Chairman of a Congressional Committee in an opening statement. The link to the Chairman’s opening statement is: https://science.house.gov/legislation/hearings/full-committee-hearing-midnight-regulations-examining-executive-branch . You will find the mention of vending machines at about 10:40. This is another example of your good work through events like the fly-in that is getting NAMA and the industry recognized at the highest levels in Washington, DC. The increased presence of industry leaders, NAMA members and our advocacy efforts in Washington, DC are being noticed and that protects our business owners, their customers and the entire refreshment services channel.
These type of recognitions are a direct result of NAMA member participation in advocacy efforts and the annual fly-in. You are making it happen! I can’t tell you how much our team appreciates your support and how gratifying it is when it is recognized.
- Eric Dell, Esquire
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs