US: SAF keeps strong ties in new Congress

Historic turnover after the midterm elections may have shifted the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives, but the vast majority of relationships established between lawmakers and the floral industry will remain in place in the new Congress.

That’s according to Shawn McBurney, SAF’s senior director of government relations, who has spent the weeks since the midterms reviewing the returns to analyze where the industry now stands in Washington and to determine which legislators supported by SAFPAC, SAF’s political action committee, will be returning to Washington.

“Just as political pundits use the days and weeks following an election to evaluate their party’s policies, messaging and election implications, SAFPAC does largely the same,” McBurney said. “We particularly focus on the election results impact on our congressional supporters as well as the opportunities and challenges new policy priorities can bring.”

Read more at the Society of American Florists (Mary Westbrook)


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