American Rentals attends ARA legislative caucus on Capitol Hill

April 29th, 2015

                                                                                                                                American Rental Association

                                                                                                                                       1900 19th St.

                                                                                                                                      Moline, Ill. 61265


                                         American Rentals attends ARA Legislative Caucus on Capitol Hill

April 29th, 2015 (MOLINE, IL) Tony Murray, of American Rentals joined colleagues from the equipment rental industry and American Rental Association (ARA) on Capitol Hill recently to meet with their elected representatives and staff in the U.S. Senate and House on high priority issues affecting the equipment rental industry.

ARA’s annual legislative Caucus, held April 28-30, in Washington, D.C., brought together more than 80ARAmembers from 35 states for an intense and successful advocacy session.ARAmembers, comprised of rental business owners from throughout the United States, held meetings on Capitol Hill with their elected representatives and staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives about key industry issues including Tax Reform-Section 179 and supporting swift passage of a fully funded, sustainable multiyear transportation reauthorization.

The Caucus program included remarks from the Members of Congress, staff members and coalition partners of ARA, which provided attendees updates on these key issues prior to visiting Capitol Hill.

“These one-on-one sessions that ARA members have with their Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. are essential for our industry to communicate how public policy decisions impact business, employees and communities,” said Christine Wehrman,ARACEO and executive vice president. “Each individual can have a tremendous input on future decisions of elected officials.”

Tony Murray is the owner and president of American Rentals, an equipment rental business specializing in construction/general tool/party and event equipment rentals. American Rentals has three locations and employs forty.

About ARA: ( The American Rental Association, Moline, Ill., is an international trade association for owners of equipment rental businesses and the manufacturers and suppliers of construction/industrial, general tool and party/event rental equipment. ARA members, which include more than 9,400 rental businesses and nearly 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers, are located in every U.S. state, every Canadian province and more than 30 countries worldwide. Founded in 1955, ARA is the source for information, advocacy, risk management, business development tools, education and training, networking and marketplace opportunities for the equipment rental industry throughout the world.

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ARA Public Relations Contact: Tracy Johannsen,; (800) 334-2177, Ext. 270

American Rentals Public Relations Contact: Tony Murray,; (562) 630-5896