The benefits of having “A man in Washington”


How can gases and welding distributor and manufacturer businesses feel confident that their interests are being protected and that their industry is being advocated for at the national level?

When that business is a member of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA), fulfillment of that expectation is never in question. That’s because GAWDA has an experienced and dedicated watchdog located in Washington, D.C. who constantly monitors legislative and regulatory policy and operational issues, actions, and rulings. For GAWDA and its members, consultant Richard P. Schweitzer (pictured right) is their “man on the scene” in the nation’s capital.

As principal of Richard P. Schweitzer, PLLC, with offices located on K Street NW, Schweitzer serves as GAWDA’s voice on Capitol Hill. He represents the industry’s and members’ interests in dealings with federal and state regulatory agencies. He’s on alert for policy and regulatory proposals, pending legislation, and developments in welding fume litigation and other pertinent issues. When what happens in Washington can mean impact on paperwork, procedures, and day-to-day operations for distributors and manufacturers in this industry, he provides timely and pertinent communication. 

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