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CONGRESSIONAL CALL-UP Congressional Call-Up Congressional Call-Up February 29 - March 2, 2016 Washington, D.C. In March, about 75 IPAA members convened in Washington, D.C. to attend our annual Congressional Call-Up, where we participated in 120 meetings on Capitol Hill with U.S. Senate and House members. This is our opportunity, each year, to educate policymakers about the importance of America's independent oil and natural gas producers and the challenges we are currently facing. 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: our industry remains vital to America's future. 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 asked Congress for additional oversight of federal agencies, advocated for the need to maintain key tax provisions that are common for U.S. businesses and critical to our industry's success, and explained that additional federal regulations - on hydraulic fracturing, endangered species, methane, and more - will be burdensome to our business and could hinder America's access to affordable and reliable energy supply. ● 1 3 2 4 5 6 24 IPAA ACCESS MAGAZINE Summer 2016 1. IPAA President Barry Russell, Chairman Mark Miller, and Vice Chairman Stephen Jones celebrate the recent lifting of the U.S. crude oil export ban. 2. Mike Allen, POLITICO's Chief White House Correspondent, served as our guest speaker at the Call-Up dinner reception. 3. U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) addresses IPAA members by video conference at the Call-Up morning briefing. 4. Western IPAA members enter the office of Congressman Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) on Capitol Hill. 5. IPAA members from Colorado meet with Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) (center) in his D.C. office. 6. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) (top center) meets with IPAA members in his U.S. Capitol office.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IPAA Access - Summer 2016

President's Message
Anti-Fossil Fuel Activists Sue EPA on Oil and Gas Waste Rules
Ensuring U.S. Offshore Energy Production is the Safest in the World
Largest Costs of Fossil Fuel Divestment has Nothing to do with Lost Returns
Industry Recognizes Importance of Worker Safety in Silica Rule
Infographic: Petroleum Products and You: Oil and Gas Materials Used in Hospitals to Save Lives
Congressional Call-Up
Wildcatters' Ball
Texas Wildcatters' Open
OGIS New York
Private Capital Conference
Strategic Planning Conference on Land Access and Environmental Issues
NAPE Summit
2016-17 MeetingsS & Events
Chairman's Club Thank You
New Members
Index of Advertisers

IPAA Access - Summer 2016