AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing

Thank you to all attendees of the AHCA/NCAL 2024 Congressional Briefing. Please join us next year in Washington, DC June 9-10, 2025.  

Congressional Briefing provides you with the opportunity to personally connect with your elected Representatives. With support from AHCA/NCAL staff, you will be equipped with the tools to champion issues affecting quality long term, post-acute, and assisted living care, and the skills to drive real change. In addition to gaining insight on the latest legislative and policy developments, you will have the chance to network with your colleagues, hear from prominent speakers, and earn Continuing Education credits.


Attendee Eligibility

The conference is complimentary and only open to AHCA/NCAL members and AHCA/NCAL associate business members. You will be asked to log into your account before you can continue with registration.


General Information

We do our best to include vegan and gluten-free options at every meal. If you require any special accommodations or have any special dietary needs, please contact AHCA/NCAL at meetings@ahca.org.
Registration substitutions will be allowed up to two days prior to the conference. Changes and/or substitutions must be made by e-mail to meetings@ahca.org. If you are no longer able to attend the conference, please contact meetings@ahca.org.

Business attire is suitable for all sessions, receptions, and hill visits. Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket for air-conditioned rooms.

With health and safety remaining a priority for our attendees, we ask that the following be observed:
  • Being up to date with current vaccines/boosters is preferred for all registered attendees.
  • Masks are worn at the discretion of the attendees.  
  • Do not travel if you have COVID until you meet the CDC criteria for returning to work for Healthcare Workers.
  • If you have respiratory symptoms, please test for COVID before traveling and use a source control mask when around others indoors.
  • If you have had a recent high-risk exposure in the 10 days before a meeting or event, you should wear a mask for 10 days following the exposure and not participate in indoor activities where you may need to take off your mask (e.g., dining, drinking, coffee, etc.). High-risk exposure at work does not count if appropriate PPE was used during resident care.
  • Follow all state, local, and private business health and safety measures that may be in place.
  • If you experience symptoms or are exposed while onsite, please self-quarantine to your hotel room and contact AHCA/NCAL staff (meetings@ahca.org) for a test kit.

By registering for and/or attending the event, I acknowledge and agree that photographs, video, and other recordings of the event may be taken by AHCA/NCAL or parties acting on behalf of AHCA/NCAL and that these photographs, video, and other recordings may be used by AHCA/NCAL in any media now known or later invented for any purpose related to AHCA/NCAL’s mission, including educational, promotional, and awareness-related use. I give to AHC/NCAL unlimited permission to use my name, likeness, image, statements, and other information I may give to AHCA/NCAL whether through registration, at the event, or otherwise that may be necessary for AHCA/NCAL to make use of its rights in photographs, video, and other recordings.

 Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 737-1234

Discover the nation’s capital at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Only 1,287 steps away from the U.S. Capitol and just a short walk from attractions including the Smithsonian Museums and world-famous monuments.

The special group rate is now sold out. The hotel overall is sold out over the conference dates but as room inventory constantly fluctuates, you can try to try to make a reservation with them directly here.

Conveniently across the street from Hyatt, the Yotel Washington DC at 415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 has availability. You can book with them directly here. Please be sure to review the fees and policies when making your reservation.

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the day of arrival. No-shows will forfeit the first night’s room and tax.


 Jonathan Karl

Featured Speaker_Karl Jonathan -Photo.jpgChief Washington Correspondent for ABC News and Co-Anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos

One of the most visible and trusted faces in broadcast news, Jonathan Karl is an award-winning journalist with deep experience covering U.S. politics, foreign policy, and the military. 

Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington correspondent and co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Front Row at the Trump Show (2020) and Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show (2021), and the author of Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party (2023). In 2021, Mediaite named Karl one of the top 10 “Most Influential in News Media.”

 Katherine Clark

KatherineClark.jpgAs the second most senior member of the House Democratic Caucus, Katherine Clark will share insights and updates about the current legislative agenda. Proudly representing Massachusetts's 5th congressional district since 2013, her prominence is marked by an unwavering dedication to the lives of women and families. As one of only two women ever to serve as Whip, Clark currently holds the esteemed title of the highest-ranking woman in Congressional leadership.

 Richard Hudson

Richard Hudson.jpgRichard Hudson has served in Congress since 2013, representing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. He is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee's Sub Committee on Health where he focuses on making healthcare more accessible and affordable. A champion of Social Security and Medicare protection and a strong supporter of the long term care profession, he was awarded the Guardian of Seniors' Rights Award by the 60 Plus Association.

 Jon Tester

Jon Tester.jpegU.S. Senator Jon Tester is a third-generation Montana farmer, a proud grandfather, and a former schoolteacher. He is the Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. He also serves on the Senate Banking Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee, and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Senator Tester has been an advocate for Long Term Care. He has led the fight in the Senate against the minimum staffing mandate, sending two letters to CMS. He is a cosponsor on Protecting American's Seniors' Access to Care Act (S. 3410/H.R. 7513), a bill stopping CMS from implementing the final rule.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Senator Joe Manchin

manchin.pngU.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was sworn into the United States Senate on November 15, 2010 to fill the seat left vacant by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd.

From his days as a state legislator to his six years as Governor to his current role, Senator Manchin has always been committed to his philosophy of "retail government" — in other words, connecting with all of his constituents and making service to them his top priority.

As a Senator, Joe Manchin is committed to bringing this same spirit of bipartisanship to Washington. As he has done throughout his entire life, he remains committed to working with Republicans and Democrats to find commonsense solutions to the problems our country faces and is working hard to usher in a new bipartisan spirit in the Senate and Congress.

Senator Manchin currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and also serves on the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs - four critical committees that tackle the important work of addressing our nation's energy needs, overseeing discretionary spending, standing up for our Veterans, and defending our nation.


 Monday, June 3

  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Registration Open/CEU Sign-Up – Regency Foyer
  • 8:00am – 11:30am
    Not for Profit Council – Thornton Room
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    Not for Profit Members Briefing – Thornton Room
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm
    Council of States – Regency Ballroom C,D
  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
    “First Timers” Session – Congressional A Room
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Assisted Living Briefing – Congressional A Room
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Hosting Facility/Community Tours & Using Social Media – Thornton Room
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Congressional Briefing – Regency Ballroom B,C,D
    • Mark Parkinson, President & CEO, AHCA/NCAL
    • Jonathan Karl, Politics Editor, ABC News
    • Sen. John Tester (D-MT)
    • Phil Scalo, Chair, AHCA
    • Mark Maxfield, Chair, NCAL
    • Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award Honorees:Steve Flatt and Tom Syverson

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Reception Honoring Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award Recipients - Regency Ballroom A
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    PAC Platinum Plus Recognition Reception – By Invitation Only, Off Site: Observatory at 300 New Jersey Ave, NW

 Tuesday, June 4

  • 7:00am - 8:30am
    Continental Breakfast – Hall of Battles
  • 8:30am - 10:00am
    Congressional Briefing - Regency Ballroom B,C,D
    • Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), Minority Whip
    • Clifton J. Porter, II, Senior Vice President,
      Government Relations, AHCA
    • LaShuan Bethea, Executive Director, NCAL
    • Norman Estes, AHCA/NCAL PAC

  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Congressional Visits
  • 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Debriefing & Refreshments – “Capitol Hill Club” Private Dining Rooms on 3rd Floor 300 First Street, SE

    Lunch Served from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm only

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