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CONGRESSIONAL CALL UP Congressional Call Up Congressional Call Up March 2-4, 2013 Washington, DC In March, nearly 90 IPAA members convened in Washington, D.C. to attend IPAA's Annual Congressional Call-Up, where we participated in 150 meetings with House and Senate Members on Capitol Hill. This is our opportunity, each year, to educate legislators and their staffs about the importance of America's independent oil and natural gas producers and the challenges we face. While many Members of Congress and their staffs understand the importance our industry, it is essential to continue the education process. Among our most important messages to lawmakers: the job of America's independent oil and gas producers is to keep this American energy momentum going. Whether through new good-paying American jobs, investments into United States businesses, or large contributions to federal and state tax revenues, independent oil and natural gas producers continue to make significant contributions to the American economy. Yet despite independents' continued efforts, more can be done in Washington to ensure the continued growth of this American-made industry, one that is widely credited with helping our nation crawl out of a lengthy recession and providing the U.S. with a reliable economic foundation. We told Congress it's time to allow the export of U.S. surplus crude oil production, advocated for the need to preserve key provisions in the U.S. tax code critical to our industry's success, and we explained that increased federal regulations - on hydraulic fracturing, endangered species, methane, and more - could all hinder America's affordable and reliable energy supply. ● 1 2 3 36 IPAA ACCESS MAGAZINE Summer 2015 1. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) (center) meeting with IPAA members, including President Barry Russell, Chairman Mike Watford and Vice Chairman Mark Miller. 2. Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) addresses IPAA members at the Call-Up morning briefing. 3. Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) (third from left) meets with IPAA members in his D.C. office.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IPAA Access - Summer 2015

President's Message
Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Running Into Resistance on College Campuses
IPAA Litigation Targets Costly Regulations
Oil Exports Gain Traction on Capitol Hill
Workplace Safety
NAPE Summit
Congressional Call Up
IPAA Offshore Committee Meeting
OGIS New York
Wildcatters' Ball
Wildcatters' Open
Private Capital Conference
Upcoming Events
New Members
Thank You to the 2015 IPAA Chairman's Club
Index of Advertisers

IPAA Access - Summer 2015