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Capital Region Preps for Annual DC Lobbying Trip

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce says its Cap-to-Cap program is the largest lobbying trip of its kind because it features representatives from both the public and private sectors. And this year, the plan is to focus those resources on reeling in federal funds for four priorities: jobs, flood protection, transportation and energy efficiency. West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon says every extra dollar helps.
Cabaldon: “Right now, with the economy in the shape that it is, the federal government is one of the only games in town. And so those sorts of – a few dollars there for an interchange, a couple dollars there for a levee –are really critical to keeping people working – but also maintaining our basic infrastructure and our competitiveness here in the region.” 

The 300 delegates have scheduled nearly 250 meetings with members of Congress, the Obama administration and other federal officials. The Cap-to-Cap program is in its 40th year. The four-day trip gets under way on Saturday.
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