NEC Notes
April 2018
to the April 2018 edition of
The New England Council's E-Newsletter.

Upcoming Events
Politics & Eggs with fomer Gov. Martin O'Malley
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
NH Institute of Politics, Manchester, NH
Click Here to Register
Congressional Roundtable with Rep. Joe Courtney
Friday, April 6, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
The Hartford Club, Hartford, CT
Congressional Roundtable with Sen. Jack Reed
Monday, April 9, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Omni Providence Hotel
Providence, RI
Breakfast with
Gov. Charlie Baker
Thursday, April 12, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Bank of America
Boston, MA
Capital Conversations with Rep. Joe Kennedy
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
AT&T Forum
Washington, DC
Congressional Roundtable with Rep. Peter Welch
Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Hilton Burlington
Burlington, VT
Capital Conversations with Canada's Ambassador to the US
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Canadian Embassy
Washington, DC
New England Regional
Energy Forum
Friday, April 27, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NH Institute of Politics
Manchester, NH
Recent Events
Congressional Roundtable with
Rep. Seth Moulton
On March 2, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) spoke to some 200 NEC members at a Congressional Roundtable at the Boston Harbor Hotel.  NEC members AIG and LPL Financial co-sponsored the event. The Congressman is pictured here with Board Member Peggy Ho of LPL Financial.
Congressional Roundtable with
Rep. Stephen Lynch
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) discussed his recent work in Congress and his legislative priorities at a Congressional Roundtable March 5 in Boston.  The Hampshire House, a Council member, hosted the breakfast. The Congressman is pictured here with Board Member Mark Reilly of Comcast. 
Congressional Roundtable with
Rep. Jim Langevin
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) was the featured speaker at a March 9 Congressional Roundtable at the Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, RI.  NEC member Citizens Bank sponsored the luncheon.  The Congressman is pictured here with Lisa Pelosi and Ryan Crowley of Johnson & Wales University.
Congressional Roundtable with
Sen. Maggie Hassan
On March 12, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) updated Council member on recent matters before the U.S. Senate at a Congressional Roundtable sponsored by BAE Systems at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH.  The Senator is pictured here with Judith Borelli of Texas Instruments. 
Politics & Eggs with
Sen. Jeff Flake
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) outlines his vision for "Country over Party" at the first Politics & Eggs event of the 2020 election cycle on March 16 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.  The Senator is pictured here with Board Member Kevin McGovern of Deloitte. 
Breakfast with Attorney General
Maura Healey
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey discussed her office's work to combat the opioid epidemic at a March 20 breakfast in Boston, hosted by NEC member Bank of America.  The AG is pictured here with Nate Bryant of Salem State University.
Annual Spring Event in Washington, DC
Register Now for Annual Spring Event - May 9 & 10, 2018
Registration is underway for the Council's 2018 Annual Spring Event in Washington, DC.  The two-day event includes a Federal Policy Briefing with Trump Administration Officials, our Annual Capitol Hill Reception, a Congressional Breakfast featuring remarks from several members of Congress, and a variety of small group meetings with Congressional and federal agency officials and staff. The Annual Spring event is always a great opportunity for Council members to connect with our leaders in Washington, DC, on issues of importance to the region's economy.
Capitol Reflection
New England Regional Energy Forum
April 27 Energy Forum Featuring ISO New England CEO
On Friday, April 27, 2018, the New England Council will host a Regional Energy Forum featuring ISO New England President and CEO Gordon van Welie, who will discuss the ISO's recent report assessing the region's operational fuel security.  Mr. van Welie's keynote remarks will be followed by a panel discussion exploring possible solutions to address the region's energy challenges.  The event will take place at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.  A buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the program will run from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
DC Dialogue on NECN
March: Canadian Consul General David Alward, Boston Globe's James Pindell
The latest episode of DC Dialogue aired on NECN on Sunday, March 18, 2018. In the first segment, Jim Brett and Eileen Curran were joined by David Alward, Consul General of Canada in New England, for a discussion of the important economic relationship between the US and Canada, and why the renegotiation of NAFTA is so important for the New England region. Later in the show, Boston Globe political reporter James Pindell joined us to analyze some of the latest developments in national politics, including the recent Congressional election in Pennsylvania and the outlook for the 2018 midterm election and the 2020 Presidential election.

April: Blue Cross Blue Shield CEO Andrew Dreyfus & EMK Institute President Mary Grant
We have another great show in store, airing on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. on NECN.  Our first guest will be Andrew Dreyfus, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, who will discuss ongoing efforts to combat opioid addiction, as well as the repeal of the individual mandate and the future of the Affordable Care Act.  Our second guest will be Dr. Mary Grant, the new President of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, who will share her vision for the future of this great organization.  Be sure to tune in or watch online!
NEC Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
NEC Committee Expands to Transportation & Infrastructure
The New England Council is pleased to announce that we are expanding our Transportation Committee to be the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.  Historically, the New England Council's Transportation Committee has focused primarily on transportation issues as well as infrastructure issues from time to time.  However, as both Congress and the Administration are expected to focus significantly on infrastructure  in the near future, we believe it is appropriate to expand the Council's committee and formalize its role in advocating not just for transportation policy, but for infrastructure investment more broadly. We encourage any one of our members with an interest in all topics related to infrastructure to join the expanded, whether you are in construction, finance, energy, telecommunications, etc. If you would like to join the Council's expanded Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, please contact Peter Phipps.
NEC in the News
Recent Media Coverage
The New England Council continues to received excellent media coverage of many of our eventsw, including significant national coverage of our recent Politics 7 Eggs with Sen. jeff Flake.  Here are some recent highlights and you can see more on our website:
In addition, WMUR has made video of Sen. Flake's entire speech at Politics & Eggs available on their website.  Watch here.

Member News from Our Blog
Membership Update
March New Members
Please join us in welcoming the following new members who joined the Council during the month of March 2018: