April 19, 2011
Chamber visits D.C., amplifies region’s voice
Senator Sherrod Brown talks to Meghan Glynn with the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Sean Rugless with the African American Chamber of Commerce.
On April 12-13, the Chamber led a delegation of nearly 40 business leaders to Washington, D.C. for its annual D.C. Fly-In. This advocacy trip provided Chamber members with an opportunity to lobby federal officials and ensure the voice of Cincinnati USA is being heard inside the walls of the U.S. Capitol. The business group met with members of the Cincinnati USA regional Congressional delegation as well as top-level federal officials, including:
- Speaker of the House John Boehner
- Senator Sherrod Brown
- Representative Steve Chabot
- Representative Geoff Davis
- Representative Bob Gibbs
- Representative Jim Jordan
- Representative Marcy Kaptur
- Department of Transportation Under Secretary Roy Kienitz
- Representative Steve LaTourette
- Representative Bob Latta
- House Transportation Committee Chair John Mica
- Senator Rand Paul
- Senator Rob Portman
- Representative Jean Schmidt
- Representative Pat Tiberi
- Representative Mike Turner
Representative Gibbs meets with the Chamber delegation in his office
In these meetings, the Chamber presented its 2011 Policy Agenda, a comprehensive report representing the highest priorities of the Cincinnati region’s business community. Issue topics include: taxes, transportation and infrastructure, regulations, healthcare, labor and employment, energy and environment, workforce development and education.
View the Chamber’s complete 2011 Policy Agenda (PDF)
The Chamber’s Government Affairs team continues to monitor the impact of legislation on the business community and will advocate on behalf of pro-business policy. To effectively do this, the Chamber wants to hear from you regarding issues that affect our community. Please take a few moments to take a brief, anonymous survey regarding these important issues.
If you would like to be involved in the Chamber’s advocacy efforts please visit cincinnatichamber.com/advocacy/.