Update for US Chamber of Commerce

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Action Items:

·         Join the USMCA Coalition – With the objective of securing congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), this month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined the USMCA Coalition.  Members are coordinating through the coalition on work streams such as congressional outreach, communications, and grassroots activities to pursue the agreement.  If your chamber is interested in joining the coalition, please click here to complete a brief form.  There is no financial obligation to join.  If you have questions or comments about the coalition, please contact Nate Giordano at ngiordano@uschamber.com

  • Higher Education Working Group – Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in developing ideas to improve the federal government’s role in the higher education system and to better address the workforce challenges facing the business community. Click here to sign up.

 

Upcoming Events

·         Apply to the Business Leads Fellowship Program – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce is working to close the skills gap by mobilizing the business community to be more engaged partners, challenging the status quo, and promoting education and workforce initiatives forward that will fuel economic success and sustainability.  We invite you to submit an application to join this exclusive network as a fellow of the second Business Leads Fellowship Program.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Click here to learn more about the program and apply

 

·         SAVE THE DATE – Government Affairs Conference – This year’s U.S. Chamber Regional Government Affairs Conference will be held on September 25th, 26th, and 27th in Denver, CO in partnership with the Council of State Chambers.  More information to come. 

 

Recent Postings to www.USChamber.comwww.FreeEnterprise.com andwww.WorkforceFreedom.com:

·         Statement on National Emergency Declaration by Thomas J. Donohue – Friday, February 15, 2019

·         Increasing the Minimum Wage: Focus on Economics, Not Politics by MARC FREEDMAN – Friday, February 8, 2019

·         Farmers Take it on the Chin with Tariffs by SEAN HACKBARTH – Friday, February 8, 2019

·         2019 IP Index Shows IP Protections Increase Countries’ Global Competitiveness by PATRICK KILBRIDE – Friday, February 8, 2019

·         Space Policy Back on the Legislative Agenda by CHRISTIAN ZUR – Wednesday, February 6, 2019

·         Businesses Make the Case for Infrastructure Investment by SEAN HACKBARTH – Wednesday, February 6, 2019

·       Rebuilding Our Infrastructure by THOMAS J. DONOHUE – Monday, February 4, 2019

·       Space Policy Back on the Legislative Agenda by CHRISTIAN ZUR – Wednesday, February 6, 2019

·       Businesses Make the Case for Infrastructure Investment by SEAN HACKBARTH – Wednesday, February 6, 2019

·       In Israel, Sustainability Startups Seek to Revolutionize Food and Water Production by JUSTIN MCCARTHY – Monday, February 4, 2019

·       Inverting Conventional Wisdom on the Yield Curve by J.D. FOSTER – Friday, February 1, 2019

·       The Harsh Consequences of a No-Deal Brexit by MARJORIE CHORLINS – Wednesday, January 30, 2019

 

 

Recent U.S. Chamber Press Releases:

·         Administration Selects U.S. Chamber’s Donohue to Serve on American Workforce Policy Advisory Board – Wednesday, February 13, 2019

·         U.S. Chamber Releases Model Privacy Legislation, Urges Congress to Pass a Federal Privacy Law – Wednesday, February 13, 2019

·         U.S. Chamber Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Dingell – Friday, February 8, 2019

·         U.S. Chamber Statement on the Green New Deal – Thursday, February 7, 2019

·         Indonesia ranks 45th on U.S. Chamber’s International IP Index – Thursday, February 7, 2019

·         Singapore ranks 10th on US Chamber’s International IP Index – Thursday, February 7, 2019

·         U.S. Chamber Releases 2019 International IP Index – Thursday, February 7, 2019

·         Malaysia ranks 24th in U.S. Chamber’s International IP Index – Thursday, February 7, 2019

·         India Climbs Eight Places in Global IP Rankings – Thursday, February 7, 2019

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