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Banks Named Technology Modernization Subcommittee Chairman; Hollingsworth Bills Pass in JOBS and Investor Confidence Act; Young Leading Bipartisan Effort on Retirement Security

- Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) was recently named chairman of the newly established Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. The subcommittee will provide oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) electronic health records transition and other enterprise technology modernization projects. “I am honored (House Veterans’ Affairs Committee) Chairman Phil Roe has entrusted me with leading the subcommittee and I look [...]

2018-07-20T14:33:45+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Young to POTUS: Push Congress to End Medical Device Tax

Senator Todd Young on Thursday sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to push Congress to act quickly on the onerous medical device tax. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on a medical device tax repeal bill as early as next week. If the bill passes the House it will head to the Senate. “In the [...]

2018-07-20T14:25:56+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Critical Public Policy Review Time at Indiana Chamber

Advocacy to help improve our state’s business climate has been at the core of the Indiana Chamber’s mission throughout its history. While our public policy experts are “in the game” in working with both the General Assembly and Congress, their “game plan” is developed by business community volunteers who serve on a series of public policy committees. These groups [...]

2018-07-20T14:50:28+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Gain Insight on the Latest Tax Issues at Indiana Tax Conference on August 10

Federal tax reform. Online sales tax collection. Major state and local tax developments and trends. It can all be a lot for Hoosier businesses keep up with. To assist business owners and others, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2018 Indiana Tax Conference on August 10 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis. [...]

2018-07-20T14:48:46+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Indiana Poised to See Millions in New Revenue From Online Sales Tax Collection

Indiana Poised to See Millions in New Revenue From Online Sales Tax Collection The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair had been awaited by many brick-and-mortar retailers and state budget-makers for over 25 years. In a nutshell, the Supreme Court’s decision (5-4) will permit states to move forward with sales tax collection from online retailers. The Court overturned the Quill [...]

2018-07-20T14:07:11+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Concern Builds Over Tariffs as Chamber Urges Congressional Action; Walorski Leading the Way

The Indiana Chamber is hearing from an increasing number of Hoosier businesses concerned about the Trump administration’s position on tariffs, which has put the country at odds with six of America’s top seven foreign markets. These countries account for more than half of all U.S. exports. What started as a just attempt to protect American steel and aluminum from [...]

2018-07-20T14:58:42+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Net Neutrality Regulation Officially Ends; EPA Considering Cost-Benefit Analysis in Rulemaking

The Obama-era net neutrality regulations governing the internet are no more. On June 11, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Restoring Internet Freedom Order took effect. The FCC’s press release stated that the order provides a framework for protecting an open internet while paving the way for better, faster and cheaper internet access for consumers. It replaces unnecessary regulations with [...]

2018-06-15T13:29:39+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Bipartisan Efforts From Donnelly, Young, Brooks, Bucshon and Visclosky Take Next Steps

- On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed the 2018 Farm Bill with strong bipartisan support. It includes a number of provisions from Indiana’s senior senator, Joe Donnelly, who serves on the committee. Donnelly helped craft the bipartisan bill and spoke during the committee markup about Hoosier priorities for the bill. Donnelly’s provisions included in the bill would help [...]

2018-06-15T13:26:50+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Medical Marijuana in Federal Spotlight

As the Indiana Chamber starts gearing up for discussions this summer on the subject of medical marijuana in the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services, things are heating up in Congress on the issue. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released what appears to be a bipartisan marijuana legislation reform bill last [...]

2018-06-15T13:18:55+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Commission for Higher Ed: New Data Indicate More Indiana High School Students Are Ready for College

According the 2018 College Readiness Report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Thursday, Indiana high school graduates are more prepared for college than ever before. The report shows that while the number of high school graduates who go directly to college continues to hold steady at around 64%, those who choose to pursue postsecondary education are [...]

2018-06-15T12:58:36+00:00 June 15th, 2018|