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    UsCapital3ACOEM's government relations activities help the College maintain a strong presence in Washington D.C., to ensure that its members' interests are represented in key decisions affecting occupational and environmental medicine. ACOEM's government relations activities include developing the public policy program for ACOEM; maintaining relationships with members of the Congress, regulatory personnel, and other government relations personnel; assisting in the development of public policies to support the goals of the College; analyzing legislation and regulatory proposals; and providing counsel on current and pending policy matters.

    Patrick O'Connor, partner in the Washington DC-based consulting firm of Kent & O'Connor, represents ACOEM in legislative and regulatory matters. If you visit the Washington DC area and would like to meet with your legislators, please contact Pat O'Connor at (202) 223-6222 or by email at He will be happy to assist you in scheduling and preparing for meetings with your members of Congress.

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