Alfred K.Whitehead Legislative Conference

March 5-8, 2023 • Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill • Washington, DC

The 2023 IAFF Legislative Conference will be held March 5-8, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

At the conference, you will learn about IAFF priority legislation and have the opportunity to advocate directly with legislators on key issues impacting fire fighters’ jobs, health, safety, and economic security.

The Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference has long been the cornerstone of the IAFF’s legislative efforts. Over the years, the IAFF has won many significant victories – from creating a national fire fighter cancer registry, establishing the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program that promotes safe fire ground staffing, ensuring the first responders of 9/11 receive the health care they deserve, to defeating legislation designed to undermine our members’ defined benefit pensions – due in large measure to the work of local IAFF leaders at this conference.

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3 – 6 p.m.Badge Pick-UpRegency Foyer
4 – 6 p.m.Federal Fire Fighter Breakout Session
An opportunity to discuss federal legislative priorities and challenges for the IAFF.
Congressional Lexington/Bunker Hill
6 – 7:30 p.m.IAFF Welcome ReceptionRegency Ballroom


7 – 8:30 a.m.BreakfastColumbia
7 – 9 a.m.Badge Pick-UpRegency Foyer
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.General SessionRegency Ballroom
3 – 5 p.m. Key Issues Breakdown
Don’t miss this chance to get prepped on key issues before your congressional meetings. IAFF Government Affairs staff will provide quick, engaging overviews of each issue and be available to answer questions.
Regency Ballroom


8:30 – 10 a.m.Congressional Breakfast Reception
A chance for attendees to meet and network with members of Congress as they join us for breakfast.
Regency Ballroom
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.Rally on Capitol HillUnion Square
ALL DAYLobbying on Capitol Hill


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Federal Fire Fighter OWCP Roundtable With Administrator Godfrey
Christopher Godfrey is President Biden’s appointed Administrator of the Federal Employees Compensation Division at the Department of Labor where he oversees the Office of Workers Compensation Program (OWCP). In addition to happenings at the OWCP, Godfrey will discuss how he is implementing the Federal Fire Fighter Fairness Act, our cancer, heart, and lung legislation signed into law by President Biden in late December.
Congressional B
ALL DAYLobbying on Capitol Hill

A United States Secret Service (USSS) security checkpoint will be located inside the building on Monday, March 6. All attendees should expect airport-like security. The following items will not be permitted into the ballroom:

  • Bags larger than a purse (diaper bags excepted)
  • Reusable water bottles (full or empty)
  • Lawn chairs
  • Umbrellas
  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Animals other than service/guide animals
  • Bicycles
  • Balloons
  • Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Glass, thermal, or metal containers
  • Laser pointers
  • Mace / Pepper spray
  • Packages
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Structures
  • Signs
  • Toy guns
  • Recreational motorized mobility devices
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other items that could be determined to be a potential safety hazard

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-1234
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We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to our upcoming event. To make flight reservations online, please click on the discount code: ZMRK254340. You may also call United Meetings Reservation Desk Monday – Friday at (800) 426-1122 for booking assistance. Booking feels are waived for meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for the IAFF. Please click here to book your flights. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at (800) 328-1111* M – F, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY257. *Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

The 2023 Legislative Issues Book helps you educate your members of Congress about the policy issues affecting America’s professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel. Hard copies will also be available onsite.

Download the 2023 Legislative Issues Book