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In the NewsJan 25, 2021 - 7:45am

THE GUARDIAN: Mitch McConnell 'plays the long game' to retain some power as it slips away

But for McConnell, the priority is the Senate as an institution. McConnell wants assurances from Democrats that the filibuster will be protected. “I think that it’s necessary and it protects both parties,” said Ashlee Rich Stephenson, the political director for the Chamber of Commerce. “And we’re supportive of that.”

In the NewsJan 06, 2021 - 4:45pm

DOL Announces Independent Contractor Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its final rule on independent contractors will be published in the Federal Register on January 7. Click here for a copy of the rule.

In the NewsDec 24, 2020 - 11:30am

Brunswick News LTE: Senators have helped small businesses during pandemic

It's no secret that businesses in Georgia and across the country are suffering this year due to the ongoing pandemic.  As the medical director of a rural eye clinic, I too have felt the strains of keeping my small business afloat.  Like many other small businesses, we've had to adapt and become creative in the way we run our practice and take care of our patients.  A recent survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife found that small businesses anticipate the worst of the pandemic is still ahead.  What's more, half (50%) of them believe they will have to close permanently over the coming year in the current climate.  Thankfully, Georgia has two business allies in our U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

In the NewsDec 15, 2020 - 11:45am

CAPITOL-BEAT: Chamber of commerce execs call for new COVID-19 economic stimulus

Tom Sullivan, vice president of small business policy with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, took phone calls during an hour-long tele-town hall from small business owners in Georgia worried they could be forced to close permanently unless the federal government steps up soon.

In the NewsDec 01, 2020 - 11:45am

HOTLINE: The Other, Other Georgia Runoff

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has reserved $2 million in an issue-advocacy ad campaign boosting Perdue and Loeffler by encouraging them to “keep fighting for pandemic relief.” The TV ad will run on broadcast for nine days in Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah, and for 14 days on cable television.

In the NewsDec 01, 2020 - 7:45am

MORNING SCORE: Justices appear wary of issuing quick census apportionment ruling

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Chamber are going up with a new campaign boosting Perdue and Loeffler. The spot praises the Republican duo for getting pandemic relief for small businesses. It is backed by $2 million in spending and will air on broadcast, cable, OTT and more.

In the NewsDec 01, 2020 - 7:45am

FLORIDA POLITICS: U.S. Chamber makes holiday push for David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler

Money continues to move in the Georgia Senate runoffs, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Chamber of Commerce releasing a new ad on behalf of Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

In the NewsNov 30, 2020 - 11:45am

WASHINGTON POST DAILY 202: U.S. Chamber launches $2 million ad buy in Georgia

The U.S. Chamber and Georgia Chamber of Commerce will go on television tomorrow with a positive commercial that urges people to “thank” Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for “fighting” to deliver pandemic relief to help small businesses. Both face Democratic challengers in Jan. 5 runoffs that will determine which party controls the Senate. The ad will air on broadcast in the Atlanta, Macon and Savannah media markets for nine days, as well as statewide cable for 14 days.

In the NewsNov 15, 2020 - 10:30am

LMT ONLINE: Oil and gas lobbyists optimistic about 2021

The Chamber abstains from influencing presidential races, at least with direct support to a candidate, but Ashlee Rich Stephenson, vice president and national political director for the chamber, said the top priority for the organization’s policy agenda was to sustain Republican control of the Senate.

In the NewsNov 12, 2020 - 5:00pm

ALASKA NATIVE NEWS: U.S. Chamber Congratulates Sen. Dan Sullivan on Re-Election Victory

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce congratulated Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) on his tremendous victory in the race to represent Alaska in the United States Senate. The Chamber proudly endorsed Senator Sullivan in 2020 and have been honored to work directly with him on issues critical to the business community, job creators, and in support of America’s workforce.