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NAHFA Hires New Lobbying Firm

The North American Home Furnishings Association has retained Washington, D.C.-based Grayling as its lobbying firm of record.

Grayling replaces long-term lobbyist John Satagaj, who is retiring.

“John diligently served as the lobbyist for the home furnishings retail industry for decades and we wish him all the best in his much-deserved retirement,” said Sharron Bradley, NAHFA’s CEO. “As we began our search for a new lobbying firm, it became clear to us that Grayling was a perfect fit for the association.”

Grayling’s lobbyists and staff are not only well-entrenched within the Beltway, they also have staff in key metropolitan areas across the country; as well as years of experience lobbying in the home furnishings industry with the American Home Furnishings Alliance.

Grayling’s lobbyists are already working on issues that affect the industry as a whole, such as the EPA formaldehyde and CPSC flammability regulations for furniture, and they are well-connected and prepared to work on issues that affect NAHFA members specifically, such as the Marketplace Fairness Act, tax reform, and Hours of Service regulations, among others.

“Working with Grayling solidifies our commitment to keeping our members informed about the issues that affect their businesses and armed with the knowledge and tools to respond when needed,” Bradley said. “It also builds upon the relationship we have with AHFA and its leadership and helps create an even more relevant and persuasive voice for the industry in Washington.”

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