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Advocacy Day for Chapter Leaders Webinar

  1. 1. IFMA Government Affairs, Advocacy Day, and Public Policy Day for Chapter Leaders<br />Presented by Jeff Johnson, Director, <br />Government Affairs<br /><br />
  2. 2. IFMA Government Affairs Program <br />Monitoring Program <br />Advocacy Program <br />Goals of GA Program<br />Education<br />Coalition Building<br />Information Sharing <br />
  3. 3. Political Outlook<br />Current Congressional Make-Up<br /> House – 253 Democrats, 178 Republicans <br />54 Democrats are “Blue Dogs” – Moderate to Conservative, Fiscally Conservative<br />80 Democrats are members of “Progressive Caucus” – More liberal leaning, willing to spend more <br />Recent clash of the two over Administration Priorities<br />Republicans<br />Over the past 3 months solidified their opposition to Health Care – likely to stand united for remainder of this Congress<br />
  4. 4. Political Outlook<br />Current Congressional Make-Up<br /> Senate – 57 Democrats, 41 Republicans, 2 Indpts.<br />10 “Industrial, Coal State” Dem Senators – more moderate, increasingly concerned with regulation affecting businesses, manufacturing <br />Legislation stalled at the Senate – Currently 300 House passed bills awaiting consideration<br />Republicans<br />Similar to the House, all 41 Senate Republicans are increasingly united in opposition of Administration Priorities<br />
  5. 5. Congressional Focus<br />Administration Priorities – 2010<br />Health Care Reform – Done<br />Jobs Bill, Economic Stimulus (TARP Funds)<br />Financial Industry Reform/Consumer Protection Agency<br />Energy/Climate Change<br />Immigration Reform<br />
  6. 6. Issues of Interest to IFMA<br />Greening of Government <br />Tax Incentives/ Energy Efficiency <br />Building Access Issues<br />Education and Training <br />Climate Change <br />
  7. 7. Greening of Government EO 13514 <br /><ul><li>Background on Executive Order
  8. 8. IFMA-ASBE Conference
  9. 9. Next steps- Greening of Government </li></li></ul><li>Update on Carnahan-Carper Education and Training Legislation <br />What does the legislation do<br />Role of High Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition <br />Status of Co-Sponsors <br />What is IFMA doing to get this passed<br />ADVOCACY DAY <br />
  10. 10. Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency<br />Building Star<br />Home Star<br />Stimulus Bill<br />
  11. 11. Climate Change – What Has Happened?<br />Waxman/Markey Bill<br />Passed the House of Representatives on a very close vote, summer of 2009.<br />Mandate – Reduction of GHG emissions of 17% by 2020. Long term mandate reduction is 80% by 2050.<br />Requires electric utilities to meet 20% of their electricity demand through renewable energy sources and energy efficiency by 2020. <br />Provides for modernization of the electrical grid<br />
  12. 12. Climate Change – <br />Current Options<br />“Cap & Dividend” receiving limited consideration<br />Cap and Dividend approach would send 75% of revenue from auction of permits to consumers – attempt to offset the higher price of energy costs<br />Other 25% would be provided to companies who develop alternative, renewable energy, emissions reductions technology<br />Energy producers and importers of energy would be required to buy these permits <br />
  13. 13. EPA Action – Absent New Congressional Authority<br />Background<br />Clean Air Act<br />Passed in 1963, requires the EPA to develop and enforce regulation to protect public from exposure to airborne contaminants that are known to be hazardous to human health. <br />Requires States to develop State Implementation Plans Approved BY EPA<br />Creates National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for seven Criteria Pollutants<br />EPA Determination of GHG Responsibilities – 2003<br />Determined theylacked authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases <br />Even if even if the EPA did have such authority, it would decline to exercise it. <br />This EPA was under the Bush Administration<br />
  14. 14. How Is IFMA Affected?<br />Energy Efficiency Mandates for Buildings<br />Larger Buildings May be Captured within a Cap and Trade Program<br />Best Available Technology Control (BACT) Equipment for Buildings & Emissions Sources<br />Someone will need to certify Carbon Footprint and Technology Implementation <br />Training for Facility Managers needs to be a Key Component<br />
  15. 15. 2010 IFMA Public Policy Forum and Advocacy DaySeptember 21-22, Washington, DC<br />This year we will combine Advocacy Day with Public Policy Forum hosted with FFC<br />New format this year<br />Overview of schedule<br />What will our objectives be:<br />Federal Training Bill<br />Greening of Government - EO 13514 <br />Building Star <br />Jobs Retraining <br />Funding for Research <br />Educate about IFMA and FM Profession<br />HPBCCC Recommendations – Join the Caucus <br />
  16. 16. Schedule for September 21<br />Noon – Registration and Check In <br />2:00-5:00PM – Grass Roots Training and How to Lobby Presentation<br />5:30 – Welcome Reception – Location TBD<br />
  17. 17. Schedule for September 22<br />8:00AM- Depart Hotel via chartered bus for Capitol Hill<br />9:00-12:00 – Public Policy Forum <br />12:00-6:00 – Advocacy Day Hill Visits<br />6:00PM – Return to Hotel/ Departure <br />
  18. 18. How can you help?<br />Commit to sending a team to represent your chapter<br />Find out what is happening in your state <br />Registration available online soon<br />Home address including zip code for each individual representing the chapter<br />When you will be arriving and departing<br />
  19. 19. Recent/Upcoming Government Affairs Events <br />Briefing on Carbon Cap and Trade Bill during Facility Fusion <br />High Performance Buildings Week<br />JCI Energy Efficiency Forum<br />State Department In-Service Conference<br />IFMA Advocacy Day <br />Government Affairs for the FM Executive at World Workplace <br />
  20. 20. Available Resources<br />IFMA Government Affairs Website<br />How to Lobby Tutorial <br />Government Affairs Issue Briefs<br />How to Contact your member of Congress<br />Weekly Government Affairs Updates <br />Jim Wise<br />PACE LLP<br /><br />Jeff Johnson<br /> IFMA Director of Government Affairs<br /><br />
  21. 21. THANK YOU<br />Questions?<br />
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