Identifying Issues and Providing Guidance

CPDA works as an advocate for the adjuvant & inert ingredient manufacturers and post patent crop protection industry on Capitol Hill. The members of the Legislative Committee, working in conjunction with the Director of Legislative Affairs, identified issues that impacted their companies or their customers and were deemed important to rectify during the 113th Congress. In addition to the priority issues, Council staff monitors other issues and Congressional actions that may impact members of the industry.

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee serves an important function for CPDA when providing guidance on which legislative issues are important to the membership. The committee also approves the recommendation of the CPDA-PAC Committee in regards to which politicians and candidates CPDA-PAC should support. The Committee meets in person once per year during the CPDA Legislative Policy Conference, and thereafter via conference call.

Public Policy Positions

Letters to Congress:

CPDA’s Political Action Committee (CPDA PAC)

CPDA-PAC works within the federal election process to further the goals of the association through direct involvement in supporting and opposing candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.  The Committee is responsible for identifying candidates and elected officials or candidates whose positions on specific issues are similar to those expressed by CPDA in order to be considered eligible for contributions from CPDA-PAC. Chair:  James D. Reiss – Precision Laboratories, LLC For more information, please contact CPDA President, Gary Halvorson at