OGR is the lead consultant to professional motorsports coalition, hired to support a 7 year depreciation of capital expenditures at motor speedways. As this effort was underway, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D, MN-4) filed an amendment to preclude the Department of Defense from sponsorship at professional sporting events. This would have been hugely damaging to the image of our client and to their support for the tax depreciation issue.


In less than 48 hours, OGR mobilized congressional champions, track owners, operators, and sports coalition groups across the country. OGR quickly distributed Dear Colleague letters, drafted floor speeches and worked with congressional member organizations to make sure that the potentially damaging amendment did not succeed.


Congresswoman McCollum’s amendment was successfully defeated by a vote of 148 – 281.