The National Propane Gas Association is committed to being a powerful and effective voice for the propane gas industry in Washington D.C.
NPGA’s mission is to achieve public policies that favor production, distribution, and increased use of propane. Realizing this mission means advocating for legislation in Congress and working with federal regulatory agencies to produce outcomes that will benefit NPGA’s member companies and the propane industry as a whole.
A critical way NPGA can achieve this mission is through the election of pro-industry lawmakers to Congress. This can be done, in part, through NPGA’s political action committee, PropanePAC.
PropanePAC’s mission is to support the election of congressional candidates who support the propane gas industry and the legislative priorities of NPGA. Corporations, like NPGA’s members, are forbidden from contributing any money to the campaigns of candidates for federal office. Therefore, in order for PropanePAC to be a viable political tool for the propane industry, it will be because propane company executives and employees are willing to financially support it.
PropanePAC does not accept contributions from persons outside of its restricted class or from restricted class employees of corporate members who have not granted NPGA written prior authorization for a current calendar year. To become part of the restricted class and be eligible to participate in PAC activities, NPGA members can grant prior authorization or have their employees become Individual Members of NPGA.
Legal Information about PropanePAC:
Participation in PropanePAC is strictly voluntary; every individual has the right to refuse to participate without fear of reprisal. Contribution guidelines are merely suggestions. Individuals may contribute more or less then the guidelines, or nothing at all, and will not be favored or disadvantaged by reason of the amount contributed or their decision not to contribute. PropanePAC may only accept personal contributions. Corporate contributions are prohibited. Contributions to PropanePAC will be used in connection with federal elections and are subject to the prohibitions and limitations of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Contributions to PropanePAC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien (i.e., a Green Card holder residing in the U.S.) to make a contribution. Federal law requires PropanePAC to make its best effort to report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer of individuals whose contribution exceeds $200 in a calendar year.