Nov 01, 2014 - 6:00am

In Case Your Missed It: Happening In and Around the Chamber

Congress Passes Ex-Im Extension, Heads Home to Campaign

Congress passed a bill to keep the government funded through December 11
and reauthorized the Export-Import Bank
through June 30, 2015. The U.S. Chamber
joined 11 other U.S. business organizations
urging House and Senate leaders to support the bank, whose charter was set to expire September 30, and called for long-term reauthorization.

Big Turnout at Fort Bragg Jobs Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) group headed to Fort Bragg, North Carolina—home of the 82nd Airborne—to team up with the departments of Veterans Affairs and Labor, the U.S. Army,
and other national partners for a jobs fair. HOH also unveiled its new online job fair platform, Virtual Job Scout, and its interactive employer best practices site, Employer Roadmap.

U.S. Chamber Welcomes South African President Jacob Zuma

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s
U.S.-South Africa Business Council hosted a forum on U.S. investment in South Africa with a keynote address by South African President Jacob Zuma. The Chamber encouraged the governments and business communities in both countries to continue to advance the U.S.-South Africa commercial and strategic partnerships.

Energy Institute Undertakes Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour 

To draw attention to the sixth anniversary of TransCanada’s first application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. Chamber’s Institute
for 21st Century Energy traveled
875 miles along the proposed pipeline route to hear how delays have impacted communities from Montana to Nebraska.

 

New Poll: Americans Oppose Retroactive Tax on Businesses

Voters strongly oppose action to retroactively tax companies that move their headquarters overseas, according to a new poll released by the U.S. Chamber’s Fair Reform for Growth campaign. The nationwide survey of likely voters, conducted by Purple Insights, also found that when it comes to changing U.S. tax law, voters do not want the president to take any action unilaterally. 

About the Author

About the Author

Sheryll Poe is a former senior writer at the U.S. Chamber, who covered public policies affecting businesses including the three "T's" - transportation, trade and taxes.