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New EPA Senior Counsel to Speak to Metalcasters at AFS Fly-In

May 23, 5017





Overregulation of metalcasting has been a pressing issue in the industry, and AFS Fly-In attendees will hear from one of the new leaders at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who is redirecting the agency’s approach and setting the stage for a common-sense rebalancing of regulations and federal overreach.

Samantha Dravis, the EPA’s Senior Counsel and Associate Administrator for Office of Policy
, is now a confirmed breakfast speaker for June 21 at the AFS Fly-In in Washington, D. C. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been vocal about the volume of regulations he plans to roll back and has devoted a landing page to the issue, which included the appointment of Dravis as regulatory reform officer.

Before joining the new EPA leadership team, Dravis served as Policy Director and General Counsel at the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) and its affiliated Rule of Law Defense Fund. Pruitt is a former chair of both organizations.

Dravis was also previously an associate at the law firm Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she served as Executive Solicitation Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy, and the University of Kansas, where she studied political science.

Before law school, Dravis was associate director for political affairs at the White House during the administration of President George W. Bush, and served Congressman Dan Lungren of California as a legislative assistant. 

Attendees will have a full day of briefings on June 20, and following breakfast the next day, June 21, they will participate in face-to-face meetings with their elected representatives and staff in pre-scheduled meetings organized by AFS.  

The AFS Fly-In is being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue N.W. The original room block for the Fly-In is full,
but rooms are available at hotels within walking distance.