NDAA was joined by over one-hundred state and local prosecutors at our annual Capital Conference held from January 28-29th in Washington, DC. Attendees heard from a wide variety of speakers engaged in public policy issues impacting prosecutors, while also meeting with individual members of Congress and state delegations. The conference allowed NDAA’s members to provide the prosecutor’s perspective on important legislative issues facing the 116th Congress.
On Tuesday the conference opened with sessions that allowed NDAA’s members to hear directly from distinguished speakers from across the political spectrum including:
The first day of the conference concluded with two strategy and planning sessions. One was hosted by NDAA Legislative Committee Chair and State’s Attorney, Pennington County, SD, Mark Vargo and State’s Attorney for Frederick County, MD Charlie Smith. In it, attendees discussed advocacy strategies to engage Members and staff on Capitol Hill. Finally, NDAA’s Executive Director Nelson Bunn and Director of Government and Legislative Affairs Frank Russo concluded the day with a conversation about NDAA’s 2020 legislative priorities.
The following day conference attendees went to work sharing NDAA’s legislative priorities on Capitol Hill. Priorities such as the John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program and updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act were discussed in various meetings. Following a successful day of advocating on the Hill, attendees and NDAA staff concluded the Capital Conference with a reception in the Rayburn Foyer. Over one-hundred Congressional staff joined us for a night celebrating NDAA’s legislative efforts.