Federal Issues & Advocacy

Federal Issues and Advocacy


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Convenience Distribution Association works every day to represent our members’ interests before federal elected officials and regulators in Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s face-to-face meetings with lawmakers and regulatory agencies, testimony before congressional and regulatory committees, or phone calls, emails, letters and personal contacts with government officials and staff, CDA works at the highest levels of government to represent you.

Click the links below to learn more about the federal policy issues affecting the convenience distribution industry.


Tobacco products are highly regulated at the federal, state and local level.


Labor & Healthcare

CDA works every day to protect members’ interests in federal policymaking around healthcare and labor issues.


CDA works with Congress to ensure a fair and equitable tax system that supports economic growth and job creation.


Other Issues

CDA monitors and engages in a number of other legislative and regulatory issues impacting CDA members.


Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill (the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) has generated a great deal of interest in cannabis, and products containing CBD, or cannabidiol.


Questions? Contact Tom Briant (tomb@cdaweb.net; (703) 208-1641),
Kathee Facchiano (kfacchiano@capitoldecisions.com; (202) 638-1950)
or Sarah Herbert (sherbert@capitoldecisions.com; (202) 638-0326).