Money Matters

My Day as a Beauty Industry Lobbyist

I visit Capitol Hill with the Professional Beauty Association to talk about pending legislation that could save salon owners thousands of dollars. Part of a PBA Lobby Day team, I met with Congress members to help the beauty industry’s voice be heard.

Our Busy Schedule

The PBA focused on setting up meetings with offices where either a Lobby Day participant had a constituent link or where the Congress member is on the Ways & Means Committee, which is the committee that advises the rest of Congress on tax-related legislation. This was Team CA-NV’s schedule for the day.

9:30 a.m.:
Lobby Day Advocacy Meeting, Longworth House Office Building

10:30 a.m.:
Meeting with office of Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Cannon House Office Building

11 a.m.:
Meeting with office of Rep. Wally Herger (R-CA), Cannon House Office Building

11:30 a.m.:
Meeting with office of Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), Cannon House Office Building

12 p.m.:

12:30 p.m.:
Travel to Senate

1 p.m.:
Meeting with office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Hart Senate Office Building

2 p.m.:
Meeting with office of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Hart Senate Office Building

2:30 p.m.:
Travel to House

3 p.m.:
Meeting with office of Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), Rayburn House Office Building

3:30 p.m.:
Meeting with office of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Rayburn House Office Building

5 p.m.:
Welcome to Our World, Cannon Caucus Room

Get Involved

Now: Contact your Congress member encouraging them to support the Small Business Tax Equalization and Compliance Act. Look up your Congress member and get a draft e-mail at

Ongoing: To attend PBA Lobby Day 2012, join the PBA at Dues are about $115 for individuals (discounts available for multi-year memberships and for students), plus you’ll need to cover your trip expenses.

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