Jennings Imel Jennings Imel
Vice President, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


September 01, 2022


The U.S. Chamber supports pro-business candidates who advance policies that fuel economic growth and exhibit a clear willingness to back free enterprise policy solutions. The Chamber understands that for the country to succeed, businesses need to succeed. That’s why the Chamber is committed to supporting bold and unwavering pro-business advocates.  

“Upon moving to America, my very first job was in my mother’s Los Angeles clothing store where I learned how great it is to be a small business owner, yet how difficult out our government makes it for them to survive with endless taxes and overbearing regulations,” said Congresswoman Steel. “I will never stop what I’ve spent my career doing – fighting to lower taxes and end regulations that are hurting our small business owners and their workers, many of whom are first generations seeking the American Dream.”  

On September 20, I was in California’s Forty-Fifth Congressional District for a campaign event for Congresswoman Michelle Steel.  

In coordination with the Chamber’s political team, the Western Region office, the Orange County Business Council, and the Steel campaign, the Chamber held an event at Integrity Jewelers in Garden Grove, California, where I presented Congresswoman Steel with the U.S. Chamber’s endorsement.  

“As a business owner for the last 30 years, I am honored to have Integrity Jewelers host the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement event for Congresswoman Steel today,” said Clay Block, owner of Integrity Jewelers. “Rep. Steel has always been a fighter for business, working to reduce regulations on business and lower taxes for business owners and all Americans, and we thank her for her hard work.”   

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Jennings Imel

Jennings Imel

Jennings Imel is Executive Director of Congressional and Public Affairs.

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