With the United States House of Representatives in the midst of the October District Work Period, Vista Outdoor leaders from Minnesota and Massachusetts engaged with members of Congress in their own backyards.
In the coming months, Congress is expected to overhaul the tax code for the first time since 1986. Karie Roers, Corporate Tax, participated in a roundtable discussion on tax reform with Representative Tom Emmer (Minnesota). The purpose of the roundtable was to provide Rep. Emmer with real-world examples of how the tax code effects local manufacturers in the state of Minnesota. Tax code simplification and international competitiveness were among the specific topics discussed.
In Westfield, Massachusetts, Savage President Al Kasper and VP of Government Relations Fred Ferguson hosted Representative Richard Hudson (North Carolina) for a tour, policy discussion, and product demonstration. Rep. Hudson is a member of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee and is an avid sportsman and recreational shooter. Expansion of funding for recreational shooting ranges and increased protection for Federal Firearm Retailers were among the issues discussed.