ALTON — Dan St. Peters, of St. Peters Hardware & Rental in Alton, joined colleagues from the equipment rental industry and American Rental Association on Capitol Hill recently to meet their elected representatives and staff in the U.S. Senate and House on issues affecting the equipment rental industry.
The association’s annual legislative caucus April 5-6 in Washington, D.C., brought together more than 90 ARA members from 36 states for an advocacy session. Association members, composed of rental business owners from throughout the United States, held meetings on Capitol Hill with their elected representatives and staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives about key industry issues, including the repeal of the Health Insurance Tax.
The caucus program included remarks from the members of Congress, staff members and coalition partners of ARA, which provided attendees updates on these key issues prior to visiting Capitol Hill.
“These one-on-one sessions ARA members have with their senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., are essential for our industry to communicate how public policy decisions impact business, employees and communities,” said Christine Wehrman, the association’s CEO and executive vice president. “Each individual can have a tremendous input on future decisions of elected officials.”
St. Peters is an owner of St. Peters Hardware and Rental Inc. of Alton and the Grand Rental Station of Edwardsville, an equipment rental business specializing in construction, general tool, and party and event equipment rentals. St. Peters has two locations and employs more than 25 staff.
For information, visit www.ARARental.org.