Legislative Activities

Legislative Committee

The CPIA Board of Directors has a very active legislative committee that tracks both national and state issues that affect our members. Because of the diverse nature of CPIA members, where some members may be harmed by legislation that helps others, CPIA focuses on alerting members when issues are active and encourages participation, and on making sure legislators keep the big issues in mind.

In September of 2022, U.S. Congressman Neguse, for Colorado’s 2nd District, join the bipartisan, bicameral Optics and Photonics Caucus. He joined US Representatives and Senators from New York, Florida, Montana and Arizona. SPIE hosted a one-day Photonics Industry Summit on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, in Washington, D.C. CPIA representatives, Tom Battley, Amanda Meier, Paul Searcy and Sterling Backus, met with Colorado members of Congress the day before the SPIE meeting, including 15 minutes with Cogressman Neguse.

If you are interested in being involved with our legislative activities, please email us at cpia@coloradophotonics.org.