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Press ReleaseJan 22, 2021 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute Statement on Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Suspension

In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement that the Department of Interior will suspend any oil and natural gas authorizations on federal lands and waters for 60 days, Global Energy Institute President Marty Durbin made the following statement.

Press ReleaseJan 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber Supports Introduction of Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021

"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports Chairman Bobby Scott’s introduction of the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021, which aims to protect workers’ and retirees’ pensions and the employers that contribute to them. Without a solution to the multiemployer pension funding crisis, pensions and jobs will be lost as employers and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation face bankruptcy. Furthermore, without a legislative fix, employers that sponsor single-employer plans will face difficulties emerging from the economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic which significantly increased pension contributions because of lower interest rates, a volatile market, and the decimation of certain industries."

Press ReleaseJan 21, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President Rick Wade issued the following statement in response to President Biden issuing an Executive order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government:

Press ReleaseJan 21, 2021 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Supports President Biden’s Focus on COVID Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today issued the following statement on actions taken by the president on the pandemic.

Press ReleaseJan 20, 2021 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Opposes Executive Action to Halt Keystone XL Pipeline

Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today opposing the Biden Administration’s announced plans to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline permit.

Press ReleaseJan 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Rejoining Paris Agreement

Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today welcoming the Biden Administration’s decision to immediately rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement:

Press ReleaseJan 20, 2021 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber CEO Encouraged by Biden's Plans for Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thomas J. Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today issued the following statement after President Biden announced his plans for immigration reforms.

Press ReleaseJan 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Supports Biden Administration’s Cancellation of ‘Muslim Ban’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s cancellation of the so-called “Muslim Ban”:

Press ReleaseJan 20, 2021 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Strongly Supports President Biden’s Masks Mandate, Applauds Commitment to Tackling ‘Unprecedented Challenges’

Chamber President States ‘We Can Work Together to Fully Realize a Broad-Based Economic Recovery That Creates Jobs and Restores Economic Opportunity for All’