AEM Senior Vice President of Government and Industry Relations Kip Eideberg was named to The Hill’s list of top lobbyists for the fifth straight year.
The list, which was released last week, honors the “top lobbyists who have had to navigate a divided Congress—and not just the traditional Republican and Democratic divisions—to advance must-pass packages as vehicles for their policy priorities and navigate the flood of regulatory activity from the Biden administration. These impactful advocates stand out for the results they have delivered for their clients, companies, trade associations, and advocacy groups in the nation’s capital,” The Hill said in the announcement.
“Against a backdrop of continued polarization and gridlock, we delivered strong results for equipment manufacturers, and solidified our position as a trusted, respected voice for the industry, as well as an influential force in delivering bipartisan policy solutions for some of the biggest problems facing our industry,” said Eideberg. “This is a tremendous honor, but it is ultimately about the incredible achievements of my colleagues during another incredible year for the AEM Advocacy Team. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by such an amazing group of professionals.”
The Hill’s full list of top 2023 lobbyists can be found here.
“We are thrilled that Kip has been named by The Hill as a Top Lobbyist for the fifth year in a row and proud to have him lead the association’s advocacy efforts,” said AEM President Megan Tanel. “Kip has a reputation of working closely and constructively with Democrats and Republicans to move our industry forward, and he has earned that reputation because of his passion for our industry, post-partisan approach to advocacy, and commitment to policy solutions that create a win-win. We are very fortunate to have him on our team.”
Eideberg joined AEM as its vice president of public affairs and advocacy in 2016 and was promoted to senior vice president of government and industry relations and head of the association's Washington D.C. office in 2019.
This year the AEM Advocacy Team, under Eideberg’s leadership, led the charge for pro-manufacturing policies and notched a string of wins for the industry, including the introduction of more than 20 bipartisan bills, including the AEM-developed National Manufacturing Advisory Council for the 21st Century Act, the American Innovation and R&D Competitiveness Act, and the Promoting Precision Agriculture Act. The AEM Advocacy Team also secured passage of legislation that creates a Dairy Innovation Fund in Iowa, increased the refundability of the Research Credit in Wisconsin, and defeated harmful dealer legislation in several states, among numerous other wins.
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