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UPFRONT

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mark Neeb

Ready for Anything

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR &
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Anne Rosso May

Regardless of the election outcomes, ACA is positioned
to represent the ARM industry.

DESIGN FIRM
The YGS Group

By Mark Neeb

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Katy Zillmer

B

y the time this is published, we will probably all know the results of the election. Whether
the candidates you support won or not, life goes on and we will all be challenged with
answering the question: "What does this mean for me and my business?"
I say "probably" because as I write this, there seems to be a distinct possibility that it could take
a while to decide the winner of the presidential race-and quite possibly some others. In fact,
there is actually a path that could conceivably take place where neither presidential candidate gets
270 electoral votes. Let that sink in for a moment. Fun times, huh?
Regardless of the outcomes in Congress and
the White House, your ACA staff has analyzed
all the angles and created an advocacy strategy
for each of them. While it isn't likely that the
House will flip, it's entirely possible that the
Senate and White House will. In the end it
doesn't much matter whose offices we are
walking into, but rather what we do and say
when we get there. Yes, of course, ACPAC
supports candidates who take the time and
make the effort to learn and understand our
issues. But when the dust settles, we'll work
with what we get. With all of the potentially
harmful bills that have passed in the House
over the past couple of years, we can't be too careful. It's vital that we work hard to protect our
industry's interests, regardless of who is in "power."
On the day after the election, we will deploy whatever set of strategies mirrors the actual
election outcomes for the 117th Congress and get to work. As you know, Congress hasn't agreed
on much in the past few years so our strategy of working closely with regulators will continue in
earnest. Often our work with the regulators, whose job it is to enforce the laws Congress passes,
can yield great results. Working with them on clarification of the laws and educating them on the
ambiguities that can exist often pays off for us. In other words, while it can be very difficult to
get laws passed that mirror our exact wishes, the regulators are the ones tasked with dealing with
unintended consequences of a law.
So keep the faith, everyone, regardless of the election outcomes. We as an industry will be just
fine and your ACA staff will never stop fighting for your rights as legitimate businesses in our
legitimate industry.

"In the end it doesn't
much matter whose
offices we are walking
into, but rather what
we do and say when
we get there."

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