AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing

See you next year at Congressional Briefing June 3-4, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
Join us in Washington DC this June where you will have the opportunity to personally connect with your elected Representatives. With AHCA/NCAL's support and guidance, you will be equipped with the tools you need to effectively advocate for issues that impact quality care.

In addition to gaining insight on the latest legislative and policy developments, you will have the chance to network with your colleagues, hear from prominent speakers, and earn Continuing Education credits.

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Attendee Eligibility

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

General Information

If you require any special accommodations or have any special dietary needs, please contact AHCA/NCAL at meetings@ahca.org.
Registration substitutions will be allowed up to two days prior to the conference. Changes and/or substitutions must be made by e-mail to meetings@ahca.org.

With health and safety remaining a priority for our attendees, we ask that the following be observed:
  • Up to date with current vaccines is preferred for all registered attendees.  
  • Masks are worn at the discretion of the attendees.  
  • Do not travel if you experience COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days before a meeting or event.
  • If you have had a recent high-risk exposure in last 10 days before and meeting or event, you should wear a mask for 10 days following the exposure and not participate in indoor activities where you may need to take off your mask (e.g.  dining, drinking, coffee, etc.). High risk exposure at work does not count if appropriate PPE was used during resident care.
  • Follow all state, local, and private business health, and safety measures in place.  
  • If you experience symptoms or are exposed while onsite, please self-quarantine to your hotel room and contact AHCA/NCAL staff (meetings@ahca.org) for a test kit.

 Hotel Information

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.


 ‭(Hidden)‬ Chris Stirewalt

Stirewalt C-Photo.jpgPopular Political Analyst, Commentator, and Best-Selling Author

For more than two decades, Chris Stirewalt has been a leading and trusted voice in U.S. politics. One of today’s liveliest political commentators, he is highly regarded for his candid and straightforward analysis of our current political climate — using his signature ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ approach to cover the most significant issues of the day and provide his expert outlook for the future. Stirewalt is also the bestselling author of the books Broken News: How the Media Rage Machine Divides America and How to Fight Back, a deeply researched, conversation-provoking study of today’s profit-driven news cycle and how it can be repaired, as well as Every Man a King, a dynamic account of America’s populist tradition. Today, Stirewalt is the political editor for NewsNation, America’s fastest growing cable news channel. 

Stirewalt offers candid and witty insights on the current political climate and the latest happenings on Capitol Hill and in the White House, as well as a breakdown of how our political party system reached its current state of polarization and what he sees coming down the pike in Washington and across the nation. He is a quickly rising star on news and within political circles whose speeches offer the perfect balance between meaty and hard-hitting takeaways and entertaining personal and professional anecdotes.

In addition to being the political editor as NewsNation, Stirewalt is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, focusing on American politics, voting trends, public opinion, and the media. He is also a contributing editor for The Dispatch, where he publishes a weekly column and his newsletter, Stirewalt on Politics. As co-host of the “Ink Stained Wretches” podcast, he helps listeners cut through media bias and separate fact from fiction in the news they consume. 

Previously, Stirewalt served as the politics editor for Fox News Channel, where he helped coordinate political coverage across Fox. While at Fox, Stirewalt appeared in front of some of the largest audiences in cable news history, including tens of millions of viewers for debate and election night coverage. The podcast he co-hosted with Dana Perino, “I’ll Tell You What,” was so successful that it was spun off into a television show of the same name leading up to the 2016 election — an industry first. Joining FNC’s Washington bureau in 2010, Stirewalt made daily appearances on multiple Fox network programs, including America’s Newsroom, Outnumbered, Special Report with Bret Baier, and Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. He was also a part of the Fox News Decision Desk team, where he called races on election nights, and hosted the Fox Nation Halftime Report streaming show. 

Prior to joining FNC, Stirewalt served as political editor for The Washington Examiner where he wrote a twice-weekly column and led political coverage for the newspaper. He also served as politics editor at the Charleston Daily Mail and West Virginia Media. Stirewalt began his career at the Wheeling Intelligencer in West Virginia. ​He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.

 ‭(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.


 ‭(Hidden)‬ Monday, June 5

  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Registration Open/CEU Sign-Up
  • 8:00am – 11:30am
    Not For Profit Council Meeting
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    Not For Profit Members Meeting
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm
    Council of States
  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
    “First Timers” Session
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Assisted Living Briefing
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Media Update: Hosting a Facility Tour
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Congressional Briefing
    • Mark Parkinson, President & CEO, AHCA/NCAL
    • Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award Honoree: Leticia Caballero 
    • Speaker: Chris Stirewalt, Political Editor, NewsNation
    • Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-5), Energy & Commerce Committee
    • Phil Fogg, Chair, AHCA
    • Gerald Hamilton, Chair, NCAL
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Reception Honoring Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award Recipients
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    PAC Platinum Plus Recognition Reception – By Invitation Only

    Off site: The Observatory at 300 New Jersey Ave, NW

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Tuesday, June 6

  • 7:00am - 8:30am
    Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30am - 10:00am
    Congressional Briefing (continued)
    • Clifton J. Porter, II, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, AHCA
    • Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Awards Honoree: Norman Rokeach
    • LaShuan Bethea, Executive Director, NCAL
    • Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8)
    • Norman Estes, AHCA/NCAL PAC
  • 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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