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Federal Policy Conference and Tour
April 2-5, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Richardson Chamber Federal Policy Conference and Tour 2017

From Sunday through Wednesday, delegates of the Richardson Chamber and Tech Titans visited our nation’s capital to meet legislators, tour the Capitol, and learn about important issues facing our nation.

After a cherry blossom river cruise on Sunday night, the group was briefed at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on federal policy issues on Monday morning. They then visited the Russell and Hart Senate Office Buildings for briefings by the staffs of both Texas U.S. Senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. That evening, the delegation hosted a reception at the Capitol Hill Club and honored U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson, who has announced he will not seek another term after serving in the House since 1991. The evening was capped by a private tour of the U.S. Capitol guided by Congressman Pete Sessions, including the stunning view of Washington at night from the Speaker’s Balcony.

On Tuesday, delegates were briefed at the Cannon House Office Building by Congressman Sessions and his staff, representatives of CompTIA, and the Congressional Management Foundation. After lunch, the group enjoyed a private, guided tour of the Supreme Court and a visit to the Library of Congress, as well as time observing the House in action from the Gallery. After dinner at Washington’s oldest continuously operating restaurant, the Old Ebbitt Grill, the group took a nighttime tour of famous D.C. Monuments. The final morning of the trip the group went to the Newseum, a museum dedicated to the free press and the First Amendment.

Stay tuned for news about upcoming events in the future. Contact Molly Ulmer at or (972) 792-2811 for more information.