Congressional Briefing

The NEWEA Congressional Briefing is the annual hallmark for the Association and its Government Affairs program.  It is a great opportunity for our membership and elected officials to join together to discuss water quality and stormwater infrastructure issues facing communities in the Northeast.  We look forward to meeting with you and providing you with the latest information affecting our industry.  Your involvement is critical – come to D.C. and be heard!

Attending the briefing will allow:

  • Opportunities to meet with Senators, Representatives, and legislative staff;
  • Substantive discussion of federal clean water legislative initiatives and provide feedback related to the impact that these initiatives have on our communities and the water quality industry;
  • A forum for presentation and discussion of the NEWEA Position statements;
  • Opportunities to learn about key federal regulatory initiatives; and
  • A forum to provide comments directly to regulatory leaders form EPA’s Washington, DC Headquarters

The 2020 National Water Policy Fly-In Has Been Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, WEF and the associations co-hosting this event have made the decision to cancel the 2020 National Water Policy Fly-In. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommends cancelling or postponing gatherings of more than 10 people and minimizing non-essential contact between people, as this has been shown to slow or stop the spread of the virus. NEWEA and WEF value our members and communities, and this decision was made to prioritize health and safety at this time.

Although we’ve unfortunately had to cancel this event, NEWEA still encourages you to stay involved with advocating on behalf of the water issues facing New England. Please refer to the Advocacy Toolkit, created by NEWEA’s Government Affairs Committee, to learn more about how you can become more involved with engaging elected officials and the public on important water issues. View Toolkit >>

CONTACT YOUR STATE LIAISON

State Liaisons:
Connecticut – Virgil Lloyd or Bill Norton
Maine – Jeff McBurnie
Massachusetts – Adam Yanulis or Ray Willis
New Hampshire – Shelagh Connelly or Steve Clifton
Rhode Island – Janine Burke-Wells
Vermont – Bob Fischer or Chris Robinson

FIND YOUR SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVE

https://www.congress.gov/members

MORE INFORMATION

Check out’s WEF Water Week at https://www.wef.org/advocacy/water-week/

Have questions?  Call:
NEWEA Executive Director, Mary Barry at 781-939-0908
NEWEA Government Affairs Committee Chair, Scott Firmin at 207-232-7621