On Thursday, April 1, 2004, U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneur-ship, will participate in a press conference with Jack Faris, President, of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) to unveil a nationwide campaign to get Association Health Plans (AHPs) passed by the Senate and signed by President Bush.

Snowe is the sponsor of S.545, "The Small Business Health Fairness Act," a bill she introduced to create national AHPs.