CouncilPAC is The Council’s political action committee. Contributions to CouncilPAC enable The Council to support candidates who understand and share our common goals and interests. PAC contributions certainly don’t buy legislators' votes, but they do give us additional opportunities to get their attention and help The Council's lobbyists cultivate relationships on Capitol Hill.
Relationships & The Political Process
Building and retaining relationships on Capitol Hill is critical to helping ensure the proper education of candidates and lawmakers who may be unfamiliar with the intricacies of our business. Lawmakers need to understand the consequences of irresponsible legislation as well as the benefits of legislation that assists the marketplace. Once they're given the facts, they're better able to enact responsible and thoughtful laws that help our industry grow, be competitive and serve our clients. If we choose to remain silent, the price could be very high indeed.
PACs are part of the political process in Washington. Tens of thousands of companies, trade associations and interest groups vie for the attention of 535 members of Congress, and CouncilPAC helps us to make our case before key legislators. CouncilPAC does NOT support lawmakers who do not share our fundamental views – it's as simple as that.