Believe it or not, I am actually in Washington DC. I am on the executive committee of our little industry's trade group, and as such it is expected that once a year we venture to DC to talk to Senate and House staffers about what legislation is pending that may affect our business. I won't call this "lobbying" as that word implies we have any influence over outcomes. It is more of a grim due dilligence to see what we are going to have to try to deal with next.
As this activity has roughly the same appeal for me as being dragged naked by a truck down the Interstate, I have avoided this task for years. I finally relented to my duty, and here I am.