NEC Newsletter
February 2021
Happy New Year
And welcome to the February 2021 edition of
The New England Council's Newsletter.

Recent Capitol Hill Reports
Hassan, Kuster, Pappas, and Courtney Kick of 2021 Programming
The Council kicked off 2021 with four Capitol Hill Reports featuring members of the New England delegation.  In the days and weeks following the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, several of our region's leaders shared their own experiences with Council members, and also discussed some of the important issues before Congress in the weeks and months ahead.  
  • January 7: Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
  • January 12: Rep. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
  • January 13: Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH)
  • January 29: Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Recordings of each of these programs are available on our YouTube Channel.

View our videos on YouTube
Upcoming Capitol Hill Reports

Capitol Hill Report with
Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Register Here

Capitol Hill Report with 
Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA)

Friday, February 19, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Capitol Hill Report with
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)

Monday, February 22, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register Here

2021 Environmental Policy Outlook 

Expert Panel to Discuss Environmental Policy Under Biden, New Congress

On February 2, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. the NEC Energy & Environmental Committee will present a special program focused on the outlook for federal environmental policy in 2021. A panel of environmental policy experts will share their insights on what to expect from the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress as it relates to environmental regulation and legislation.  Our panel includes:
Committee Chair Mark Kalpin, a Partner at Holland & Knight, will moderate the discussion.  If you have any questions, please contact Sean Malone
Council Connections Virtual Networking Series

"Council Connections" Virtual Networking Series to Launch February 9
The New England Council is pleased to announce the launch of our new virtual networking series, Council Connections. We have heard from many members that one aspect of the Council that they have missed the most during the pandemic when in-person gatherings are not possible is the opportunity to network with fellow Council members across different industries and throughout the region. During this hour-long program, you will have the opportunity to meet and converse with other Council members in a series of smaller, randomly assigned group breakout sessions.  Join us for the first session:

Council Connections
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more about what to expect during this seriesPlease note that due to technological constraints, capacity for this program is limited, however we plan to hold these sessions regularly.  We are also considering sector-specific programs through our policy committees.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Dunford or Emily Heisig.  
Policy Committee 2021 Planning Meetings
Upcoming Committee Planning Meetings
Several of the Council's policy committees will hold 2021 planning meetings in the coming weeks.  The purpose of these meetings is to discuss priorities and develop an agenda for the year ahead, as well as to brainstorm about further events and meetings.  

Financial Services Committee
Friday, February 5, 2021, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Staff Contact: Griffin Doherty

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
Friday, February 12, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Staff Contact: Peter Phipps

Energy & Environment Committee
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Staff Contact: Sean Malone
Healthcare, Higher Education Committees Meet in January
The New England Council's Healthcare and Higher Education Committees hosted their 2021 planning meetings in January.  For more information on these sessions, please contact:
Member News From Our Blog
Recent NEC Member News
Check out some recent news about Council members from our Blog, The Brett Briefing:
Membership Update
January New Members
Please join us in welcoming the following new member, who joined the Council in January: