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Influencing Financial Policy

FEI’s advocacy efforts influence public policy, accounting and financial reporting issues affecting financial executives, from K Street to Wall Street.
 
Driven by the activities of FEI’s national advocacy and accounting policy committees, together with government affairs staff located in Washington, D.C. and accounting policy staff located at FEI headquarters in NJ, advocacy initiatives involve information gathering and lobbying on a range of public policy and regulatory issues affecting financial executives, such as:

 
  • accounting/auditing standards and financial reporting
  • corporate and pass through tax reform
  • finance and information technology issues
  • pensions and health care legislation
  • government contracting rules
  • energy laws
  • international trade
  • the federal budget
  • economic policy
 
FEI is dedicated to educating and effecting change on behalf of its members on the key issues of the day impacting their businesses.
 

▸fei grassroots


FEI Grassroots is your one-stop portal to easily send letters and emails to your elected officials on key legislative developments that impact financial executives and their businesses. Have your voice heard loud and clear in Washington.
 

▸fei legislative accomplishments


The 112th Congress adjourned having accomplished a number of FEI’s legislative priorities and setting the stage to make progress toward others in the current 113th Congress. Find FEI’s “Legislative Accomplishments in the 112th Congress” here.
 

▸private companies for tax fairness


Private Companies for Tax Fairness (PCTF) is a coalition of large and middle-market privately held and/or family-owned companies. Its goal is to provide a voice for thousands of private companies in the coming tax reform debate in Congress. Click here to learn more about the PCTF.
 

▸fei 2014 legislative priorities


Each year, FEI’s Advocacy Committees, working with FEI staff, set our legislative and regulatory priorities. These priority issues are addressed by FEI’s advocacy team in communication with Capitol Hill, the administration and government agencies and include a broad range of public policy and regulatory issues affecting financial executives. Find FEI’s “Top 14 Advocacy Issues for 2014” here.
 

▸accounting policy updates


FEI’s accounting policy education and advocacy function closely follows developments relating to financial reporting and auditing, and provides feedback to a variety of regulatory agencies and standards boards.
 

▸government affairs updates


FEI’s Government Affairs office coordinates FEI’s education and advocacy efforts on legislative, rulemaking and public policy issues.
 

▸fei committees & comment letters


Committees are the perfect avenue for anyone willing to work with their peers to advance and protect the public policy interests of businesses across the globe. Click here to visit the FEI Committees page. FEI’s advocacy committees author comment letters on issues impacting financial executives and their companies. Click here to access the comment letters.
 

▸congressional scorecard


How well does Congress represent the interests of senior-level financial executives? To find out, FEI’s Government Affairs department in Washington, D.C., developed a “Congressional Scorecard” to rate lawmakers’ records on votes taken in Congress on FEI’s priority issues.