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Highlights from First Day of CASE Act Fly-In Activity on Capitol Hill

ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy and ASMP counsel, Mike Klipper, along with more than forty visual creators and advocates, including ASMP members, attended various meetings with members of Congress today to brief members and members’ staffs about the CASE Act, and to urge their support of the CASE Act bill.


ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy and Adam Vischio recapping meeting with Max Ernst, legislative counsel to Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA), member of the House Small Business Committee © Terrica Carrington


In the afternoon, creators and advocates attended the Senate CASE Act briefing, where Senate staff was invited to learn more about the CASE Act and have the opportunity to hear panel discussion about the CASE Act. This was in preparation for tomorrow’s mark-up with the full Senate Judiciary Committee. Currently, there are seven CASE Act co-sponsors in the Senate, six of which are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. See complete list of Senate and House CASE Act co-sponsors.

Joe Keeley, legislative counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy discuss CASE Act at the Senate briefing. ©Michael Klipper


Nick Hawatmeh, legislative counsel to Senate CASE Act sponsor, Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), kicks off briefing for Senate staff  ©Tom Kennedy


From left to right: PPA lobbyist Cindi Merrifield, and legislative counsel for Senator Kennedy (R-LA), Nick Hawatmeh, and Joe Keeley, legislative counsel for Senator Graham (R-SC), watch the clock. When clock struck 5:00pm, the time had passed for any amendments to S. 1273, the CASE Act bill. This means the bill will be a clean mark-up at tomorrow’s Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. ©Tom Kennedy


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