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Federal Advocacy

The Partnership is consistently engaged with federal policymakers throughout the year. With input from its Investors and Members, The Partnership engages in a wide variety of policy proposals that have a direct impact on the well-being of Greater Des Moines (DSM).

Each year, The Partnership leads a broad delegation of community and business leaders from throughout the region in an effort to engage on key federal policy proposals. Partnership Investors and Members meet with Congressional members, attend workshops and interact with policymakers from the Administration on issues of importance to the region.

Download The Partnership's 2017 Federal Agenda (in full).

DMDC

Nearly 200 of the region's business, civic and regional community leaders travel to Washington, D.C. each May to present The Partnership's Federal Policy Agenda and promote regional priorities and economic development plans to Iowa's Congressional delegation, the Administration and their staffs. While in the nation's capital, participants advocate for key issues in Des Moines.

Visit the DMDC page for more information.

Federal Policy Agenda

Each year, The Partnership's Government Policy Council compiles a Federal Policy Agenda to allow The Partnership and its Members to advocate as one region with one voice, both during the DMDC trip held annually in May and throughout the year.

2017 Federal Agenda

2017 Federal Agenda
One Page Overviews

Agriculture

Agriculture

Business Climate

Business Climate 

Conservation and
Flood Mitigation

Conservation and
Flood Mitigation

Economic Development

Economic Development

Education, Talent Development and Immigration

Education, Talent Development and Immigration

Energy

Energy

Financial Security

Financial Security

Health Care

Health Care

Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Housing

Housing 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property 

International Trade

International Trade 

Quality of Life 

Quality of Life

Technology, Broadband and
E-Commerce
 

Technology, Broadband and
E-Commerce

Transportation 

Transportation

Download The Partnership's 2017 Federal Agenda (in full)

Resources

VoterVoice

Contact elected officials to share your feedback on issues that Partnership Investors and Members currently advocate for. 

Federal Government

Here are some links to federal government information online:

  • The US Government's official web portal: USA.gov.
  • Online source for information about the US Congress: Congress.gov.