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Chamber’s D.C. Fly-in Brings Hoosiers and Their Congressional Delegation Together; Senate Majority Leader McConnell Featured Speaker

(INDIANAPOLIS) — One of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual marquee policy events is the D.C. Fly-in on September 26-27. The gathering traditionally draws 100 business and community leaders from throughout the state to travel to Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will be the featured speaker at the dinner on day one. McConnell is expected to [...]

2018-08-02T10:54:48+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|

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|

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|

Indiana Chamber Warns of Negative Impacts of Tariffs

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Concern continues to build in the business community regarding the Trump administration’s position on tariffs, which has put the country at odds with six of America’s top seven foreign markets. Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar explains the dilemma: “What started as a just attempt to protect American steel and aluminum from cheap imports has now transformed [...]

2018-07-19T08:07:27+00:00 July 19th, 2018|

Chamber’s Annual D.C. Fly-in Returns in September

One of the Indiana Chamber’s annual marquee policy events – the D.C. Fly-in on September 26-27 – is less than 80 days away. The gathering traditionally draws 100 business and community leaders from throughout the state. “It’s the perfect opportunity to influence Hoosier decision-makers on the issues before Congress that are most important to their company,” says Greg Ellis, [...]

2018-07-16T17:46:46+00:00 July 17th, 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|

Indiana Chamber Endorses Steve Braun for Congress in the 4th District

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is backing conservative businessman Steve Braun in his bid for Indiana’s 4th Congressional District. “Steve Braun has a proven track record as a business leader, state legislator and Indiana Department of Workforce Development commissioner. He is the candidate most qualified to deliver positive solutions and results on issues critical to businesses,” said [...]

2018-04-27T10:04:08+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Endorses Greg Pence for Congress in the 6th District

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Greg Pence in the Republican primary for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District. “Greg Pence is passionate about helping Indiana be a global leader in innovation and economic opportunity,” offers Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “With his military, business and community experience, we expect him to be a productive first-term leader in [...]

2018-04-17T10:48:33+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

Analyzing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018

By Bill Waltz, Indiana Chamber of Commerce vice president of taxation and public finance It was largely overshadowed by other headlines, but Congress recently passed a very significant piece of legislation. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 spends a lot – I mean a lot – of money: $1.3 trillion over the next fiscal year. It includes many substantial [...]

2018-04-13T12:39:29+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Statement on Donnelly-Led Banking Reform Package Being Voted on This Week

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which is expected to have a final vote in the U.S. Senate this week. Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly has been instrumental in getting the measure to this point – crafting provisions and working to garner support. Brinegar [...]

2018-03-06T12:06:22+00:00 March 6th, 2018|