AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing

Thank you for attending this year’s Congressional Briefing. We hope you were able to connect and share your experiences and challenges about the industry with Members of Congress in Washington DC. Save the date and mark your calendar for next year’s Congressional Briefing, June 5-6.

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Attendee Eligibility

The conference is complimentary and only open to AHCA/NCAL members and AHCA/NCAL associate business members. All registrations include continental breakfast, networking lunch, and cocktail reception.

Registration Rates

The conference registration fee is complimentary to AHCA/NCAL members and AHCA/NCAL associate business members only.

Registration is now closed.

General Information

Registration confirmations will be e-mailed to you within 15 days of receipt.
Registration substitutions will be allowed up to two days prior to the conference. Changes and/or substitutions must be made in writing via fax to (202) 898-6302, or e-mail to meetings@ahca.org.

We value the health, safety, and well-being of our members and the residents they care for above all else. All those attending in person (and their guests) will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To be considered fully vaccinated, you must be two weeks past your second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks past a single-dose vaccine (J&J/Janssen). All attendees and their guests must submit their proof of vaccination using our HIPAA compliant form here: https://hipaa.jotform.com/AHCANCAL/2022meetings.

Face covering requirements will be in accordance with local government and hotel standards at the time of the meeting.

If you require any special accommodations or have any special dietary needs, please contact AHCA/NCAL at meetings@ahca.org.

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Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 737-1234

Discover the nation’s capital at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Only 1,287 steps away from the U.S. Capitol and just a short walk from attractions including the Smithsonian Museums and world-famous monuments.

The group room block is now closed. Please call the hotel directly to make a reservation based on their availability and current rate.

At the time a hotel reservation is made, one (1) night’s room and tax advance deposit will be charged to the credit card provided. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by this deposit. Cancellations made within 24 hours of arrival or you will forfeit the first night’s room and tax.

Keynote Speaker

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Major Garrett

mgarrett.pngCBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent & Columnist at Large for National Journal
For thirty years Major Garrett has reported from the front lines of the nation’s pressing issues, doggedly chasing and breaking news stories. He began his illustrious journalism career as a police and general assignment reporter and has since covered Congress for two major magazines and served as White House correspondent for three television networks. He is now the Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and was the network’s chief political reporter covering the 2016 Republican race for the White House. In 2020 he was one of the first national correspondents to focus on voting procedures, voting integrity, and voter turnout. He led the most comprehensive CBS coverage of this topic in history, educating voters before the election and in real-time during extensive Election Night and Election Week coverage. On January 6th, 2021, Garrett covered the assault on the US Capitol alongside CBS Evening News Anchor Norah O’Donnell - logging nearly 10 hours of continuous live coverage. Major also hosts two CBS News podcasts: The Takeout and The Debrief. The Takeout is a rare multi-platform interview show carried on all podcast platforms, more than 70 radio stations, SiriusXM, and CBSN. The Debrief is a nationally recognized weekly documentary podcast.

A truly non-partisan reporter, Garrett is available to speak and moderate panels on the state of politics today, the inner workings of Congress, and the role of the media. His humorous, direct, and dynamic speeches call upon personal anecdotes from his time on the Hill, well-built relationships with top political players, as well as tales from the presidential campaigns he’s crisscrossed the country covering. He breaks down complex hot-button policy issues and is universally recognized as balanced, having worked for the White House teams of both CNN and Fox News.

Known for asking tough questions of all political actors regardless of party lines, Garrett’s extensive and award-winning print and television work is well-known and has drawn the public wrath of Presidents Obama and Trump among others. He has worked with outlets including U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, and Mother Jones.

Garrett has written four books. His third, Enduring Revolution, was hailed as one of the best non-fiction political books of all time. His most recent book, Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride, was dubbed “an early draft of our current history” by The Washington Post.

Key Congressional Speaker

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Senator Joe Manchin

manchin.pngU.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was sworn into the United States Senate on November 15, 2010 to fill the seat left vacant by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd.

From his days as a state legislator to his six years as Governor to his current role, Senator Manchin has always been committed to his philosophy of "retail government" — in other words, connecting with all of his constituents and making service to them his top priority.

As a Senator, Joe Manchin is committed to bringing this same spirit of bipartisanship to Washington. As he has done throughout his entire life, he remains committed to working with Republicans and Democrats to find commonsense solutions to the problems our country faces and is working hard to usher in a new bipartisan spirit in the Senate and Congress.

Senator Manchin currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and also serves on the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs - four critical committees that tackle the important work of addressing our nation's energy needs, overseeing discretionary spending, standing up for our Veterans, and defending our nation.

​Education & Agenda

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Monday, June 6

  • 7:30 am – 10:00 am
    Not For Profit Council In-Person Meeting – Thornton Room, 11th Floor
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Registration Open/CEU Sign-Up - Regency Foyer
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    Not For Profit Advocacy Session - Thornton Room, 11th Floor
  • 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Council of States – Regency Ballroom B,C,D
  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
    “First Timers” Session - Congressional A
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Assisted Living Briefing – Capitol AB Room
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Media Update: How Telling Your Story in the Press Supports the Larger Cause - Congressional A

    ​Learn how AHCA/NCAL is advocating for long term care issues through the press and digital media. Hear how the association’s advertising campaign in DC is going and the anticipated media landscape in the coming months. Participants can then learn best practices on how to support these national efforts by sharing their own stories with members of the media and on social media.

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Congressional Briefing - Regency Ballroom A,B,C,D
    • Mark Parkinson, President & CEO, AHCA/NCAL
    • Phil Fogg, Chair, AHCA
    • Gerald Hamilton, Chair, NCAL
    • Sen. Joe Manchin, III (D-WV)
    • Keynote Address: Major Garrett, CBS News
    • Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Awards Honorees:  Jim Carlson and Shawn Scott
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Reception Honoring Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award Recipients – Columbia Room
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    PAC Platinum Plus Recognition Reception – By Invitation Only

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Tuesday, June 7

  • 7:00am - 8:30am
    Continental Breakfast – Hall of Battles
  • 7:00 am – 8:30 am
    IO Breakfast – Thornton Room, 11th Floor
  • 8:30am - 10:00am
    Congressional Briefing (continued) - Regency Ballroom A,B,C,D
    • Clifton J. Porter, II, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, AHCA
    • LaShuan Bethea, Executive Director, NCAL
    • Norman Estes, AHCA/NCAL PAC
    • Congressman Bryan Steil (R-1-WI)
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Congressional Visits
  • 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Debriefing & Refreshments at the Capitol Hill Club

    Private Dining Rooms on 3rd Floor
    300 First Street, SE
    Lunch Served from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm only

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