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Summary of Business – FRA 2023 Legislative Fly-In and Fall Meeting

Last week, FRA held its biennial legislative fly-in, with members from across the country taking part. Participants met with almost 100 congressional offices, half of which were meetings with Members of Congress. This was an excellent opportunity to advance our priority policy issues and educate legislators and their staff on the importance of the wood supply chain to the forest products industry. We want to thank everyone who took time out of their schedules to join us in Washington, D.C.

Regional and state teams worked to promote FRA policy priorities, emphasizing workforce development, transportation, and the carbon neutrality of forest-based biomass. During the meetings, fly-in participants asked members of Congress to cosponsor the Jobs in the Woods Act (H.R. 5344), the Safe Routes Act (H.R. 2493, S. 1818), and support the carbon neutrality of forest-based biomass. FRA members also welcomed President-elect Keith Gray and said farewell to FRA President Deb Hawkinson, who will retire at the end of October.