Government Affairs Fly-In


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A strong metalcasting industry depends on strong advocacy. 

Each year, AFS members from across the entire supply chain gather in Washington, D.C., for the AFS Government Affairs Fly-In. The purpose of this event is to advocate for the metalcasting industry, grow the metalcasting economy, and get an inside look at policies that affect the industry directly from Capitol Hill. 

Help AFS defend the metalcasting industry from harmful policies and advance sensible solutions. Plan to attend the 2024 Government Affairs Fly-In from June 11-12 at the Hotel Washington, and consider bringing one of your company‚Äôs future leaders as well.

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AFS Policy Agenda and Achievements

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Fly-In Sessions & Topics

Among the topics typically covered at the Government Affairs Fly-In are:

  • Election previews
  • Purchasing laws
  • Supply chain issues
  • Environmental justice and enforcement
  • Critical mineral production
  • Energy security
  • Employment and safety laws
  • Honoring supportive lawmakers
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Congressional Champion Award

Each year at the Government Affairs Fly-in, AFS presents the Congressional Champion Award to members of Congress who have demonstrated support for the metalcasting industry on national issues. The 2022 winners include Sen. John Cornyn (TX), Rep. Mike Bost (R-6-IL), and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-8-WI). There images have been featured below. For a full list of winners, click here.

Sen. John Cornyn
2022 Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) (4th from left.)


Rep. Mike Bost
2022 Rep. Mike Bost (R-6-IL) (1st on right.)


Rep. Mike Gallagher
2022 Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-8-WI) (4th from right.)