The Association of Magazine Media



Washington Newsletters

MPA publishes a Washington E-newsletter to keep members regularly informed of government affairs activities, as well as maintaining a watchful eye over ongoing legislation relevant to the magazine industry.


MPA Postal Watch

Keeping an eye on the postal situation
MPA Postal Watch is the magazine industry’s one-stop destination for information and daily news updates on the United States Postal Service, distribution logistics, and delivery information.


Dateline DC Newsletter - June 18, 2014

In this issue: Frustrated with a reticence among House leadership to consider the comprehensive postal reform legislation his committee reported in 2013, Congressman Darrell Issa continues to try to find a way forward on postal reform.

Top Legislators and Leaders -- from Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman Aaron Schock -- Participate in MPA’s Annual Washington Day Activities

An annual highlight of the MPA year is the “MPA Washington Day” meeting in the nation’s capital, when senior executives from MPA’s member companies gather to hear from high level Congressional, Administration and agency speakers who give insight into politics and policy impacting the magazine media industry.

MPA Washington Newsletter - May 3, 2013

In this issue: Highlights from MPA Washington Day 2013; USPS Plans for August Move to 5-Day Delivery Quashed – For Now; Postal Reform Gets New Look in 2013; Copyright Hearing Rallies House of Representatives Call for Updates to U.S. Copyright Law; Call for Nationwide Internet Sales Tax Picks up Speed in Congress; States Look to Magazine Media and Advertising Industries for Tax Revenue; Several States Active on Magazine Media Subscription and Negative Option Bills; Federal Trade Commission Issues Two Consumer Protection Reports Focused on Disclosures in the Digital Space...

MPA Washington Day 2013

With thoughts and prayers for those in Boston, more than 50 members of the MPA, ASME and IMAG Boards, along with members of the Government Affairs Committee, gathered in Washington DC on April 15 and 16 for MPA’s annual Washington Day.  The meeting kicked off on Monday evening with a beautiful dinner for the MPA and ASME Boards at the Jefferson Hotel, the recent site of several dinners hosted by President Barack Obama.  For the first time, the dinner had a sponsor—long time MPA associate member Quad-Graphics—with CEO Joel Quadracci joining the Magazine Media

MPA Annual Washington Day 2012

The MPA Board of Directors heard from a provocative lineup of legislators from both sides of the aisle.

MPA Annual Washington Day 2011

The MPA Board of Directors and the MPA Government Affairs Council heard from a provocative lineup of legislators from both sides of the aisle.