OOIDA opens Capitol Hill office

| Monday, December 13, 2004

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s Office of Government Affairs in Washington, DC, is open. The office is at 122 C Street NW, just two blocks from the U.S. Capitol Building and next door to the U.S. Department of Labor.

“The office will be the start of new inroads for us with the nation’s lawmakers,” said Todd Spencer, executive vice president of OOIDA. “This is the next step in ensuring that America’s truckers have the presence and visibility on Capitol Hill that they deserve.”

Personnel from OOIDA’s government affairs office will lobby Congress and executive branch agencies on behalf of small business truckers and professional drivers. Their work will be done in conjunction with the legislative and regulatory efforts of staff from OOIDA’s national headquarters in Grain Valley, MO, and the Cullen Law Firm.

OOIDA President Jim Johnston explained, “Our numbers have grown to more than 118,000 members and our collective voice has grown stronger. We fully intend to dedicate the resources necessary to make certain elected officials hear that voice loud and clear.”

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