The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee approved the 2018 Federal Legislative Agenda at this morning’s meeting, and it will now go to the Board of Directors for approval on December 14. This document lays out the Chamber’s official position on a wide range of policy issues affecting the business community and our region. Priorities outlined in the legislative agenda reflect efforts to ensure federal government policies are conducive to a strong local business climate and support quality economic growth in San Antonio.
Developing the agenda was a collaborative process that began early this year. The Chamber gathered input on policy and legislative strategy through the priorities identified by the Board and Chamber councils and committees. The legislative agenda reflects our belief that the federal government can be a valuable partner in propelling business success.
Many of the Chamber’s priorities focus on strengthening the local economy through comprehensive pro-growth tax-reform, workforce development, and a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In addition, the Chamber will work toward supporting Military basing efforts, multi-modal transportation infrastructure, U.S Army Corps of Engineer projects, and improving air quality to help avoid a non-attainment designation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Chamber remains active on the legislative front, especially with our 40th annual SA to DC Trip scheduled for January 29 – February 1, 2018. We will continue to keep our congressional leaders engaged and informed about the federal priorities that are important to the San Antonio business community.
For more information on the Chamber’s federal priorities, please contact Stephanie Reyes, Vice President of Public Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.