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Council on Government and Professional Affairs
Charge: PathPAC, the College’s
political action committee, plays a crucial role in meeting the College’s
legislative goals. By pooling the voluntary contributions of pathologists
across the country, PathPAC supports candidates for elected office who
have demonstrated their responsiveness to the concerns of our profession.
PathPAC helps ensure pathology’s voice is heard on Capitol Hill—and
beyond—regarding legislative issues critical to laboratory medicine.
Number of face-to-face meetings: 2
Length of each meeting: 1 day
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday
Location of meetings: One in Washington, DC, one in
Number of conference calls: 4, 60-90
minute calls per year (bi-monthly, scheduled around the face-to-face meetings,
6 total per year)
Hours of committee work required outside of
Member: 5 hours/year
Vice Chair: 5 hours/year
Chair: 5 hours/year
Additional travel or time commitments: Minimal
The PathPAC Board members are the stewards of the
College’s Political Action Committee. The Board determines the strategies
for member solicitation, as well as the disbursements to federal candidates.
Board members should have a basic knowledge of the
Board members gain valuable political insight and
are provided with opportunities to interact with members of Congress on
occasion. Opportunities to speak at CAP meetings.
Representation on committee beyond the CAP: