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Federal Relations: EPA Issues New Rule to Replace Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the long-awaited replacement to the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The Indiana Chamber has been a staunch advocate for repeal of the CPP, which mandated a cut in the entire power sector’s emissions, and had made that request to the Trump administration. At the heart of the problem with the CPP: [...]

2018-08-27T13:12:08+00:00August 27th, 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+00:00July 20th, 2018|

Disappointments Overshadow a Few Victories in Health Care and Labor Relations

By Mike Ripley, vice president of health care policy and employment law Simply put, it was one of the Chamber’s biggest disappointments of the session: The General Assembly failing to implement reforms to reduce smoking in Indiana. We knew the landscape going in but felt something positive could occur. Since 2018 was a non-budget year, that meant no one [...]

2018-03-30T11:49:04+00:00March 30th, 2018|

Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Now on Course

On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a proposed rule that would repeal the Clean Power Plan, which has been a source of contention since it was first proposed by the EPA in June 2014. The Indiana Chamber views the Clean Power Plan as a vehicle for dramatic increase in energy prices for business and [...]

2017-10-13T11:20:16+00:00October 13th, 2017|

Trump Makes Own Moves on Health Care – What They Mean

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday in what was called the first steps in reforming the U.S. health care system. The executive order has three major directives. First, it directs the Secretary of Labor to consider expanding access to association health plans (AHPs). Second, it directs the Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services [...]

2017-10-13T11:10:47+00:00October 13th, 2017|