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AAPPR Live Webinar: Immigration: Policy Challenges and Opportunities
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When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
2:00 pm
Where: Online and conference call
United States

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Immigration: Policy Challenges and Opportunities

Time: 11:00 am PT / 1:00 pm CT / 2:00 pm ET

Presenter: Patrick Cooney, President, The Federal Group, Inc.

Cost: Members/Free, Non-members/$99

Immigration policy is getting more attention now than it has in many years. In this webinar, we will discuss the state of play in Washington, D.C., and the impact on health care specifically. We will also discuss ideas of possible action to address the immigration needs of the health care community going forward.

Learning Objectives

Learn how federal policy impacts recruiting efforts

- Learn how federal policy can be changed

- Learn how to engage with policymakers on key issues

Speaker Bio

Patrick Cooney

Patrick Cooney established The Federal Group, Inc. in 1999 with the objective of providing affordable, high-quality government relations consulting services to companies, associations, municipalities and non-profit organizations. Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Cooney represented the interests of the national clinical laboratory scientists as Associate Director of Government Affairs for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), and the physical therapists as the Senior Policy Advisor for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). As the senior advocate for each of these organizations, he was responsible for the federal legislative and political strategies of each profession on Capitol Hill. Mr. Cooney served as a congressional aide to Congressman Dick Swett (D-NH) who served the United States House of Representatives from 1991 – 1995. He also served as the State Field Director on the 1990 reelection campaign of the late Senator Jim Exon (D-NE) who served as a Senator from 1979 – 1997. Mr. Cooney has an expansive knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, and political processes in Washington. He frequently speaks on government relations matters, particularly in the area of health care policy. As a long-time advocate for sound public health policy, he formerly served as Chair of the Public Health Advisory Board for the City of Alexandria, Virginia. Mr. Cooney is a graduate of the College of Business at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He and his three children reside in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to politics, Mr. Cooney has a passion for baseball and Cornhusker football having grown up in Omaha, Nebraska. Contact Patrick at (202) 347-0034 x101 or via email at