Annual Washington Conference May 14 & 15
The American Mosquito Control Association 21st Annual Washington Conference is soon approaching and registration is still open. Click here to access the agenda and register.
THE FOCUS WILL BE EDUCATING LAW MAKERS ON THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:
SMASH Act – The Strengthen Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act will reauthorize federal funding for vector control efforts on a local level, as needed.
Federal funding to build vector control capacity –
We need trained professionals on the federal, state, and local level to monitor, prevent and control mosquitoes.
We support new mosquito control products to the market. We also need to maintain our current “toolbox”. To do this, we need funding for research, labs, regulatory costs, diagnostic tools, and training.
Endangered Species Act reform - Congress should direct the Services to implement measures to ensure that ESA decisions are based upon peer-reviewed and validated science, transparency, and the rule of law.
REDTAPE Act- If you apply pesticides over, to or near water, your risk of third-party lawsuits will be significantly reduced when Congress passes legislation clarifying that pesticide applications regulated under FIFRA do not require NPDES permits.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please consider visiting the local offices of your Senators and Representative.