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BCA Presents Chairman’s Award to U.S. Rep. Aderholt

Business Council of Alabama Chairman Jeff Coleman on Wednesday presented the 2017 Chairman’s Award to Alabama’s senior member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville. “He has been a tireless advocate not only for Alabama’s 4th Congressional District but an advocate for the entire state of Alabama,” said Coleman, president …

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Protective Life’s Deborah Long Receives BCA Political Courage Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 21, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Protective Life Corp.’s Deborah Long on Wednesday was awarded the Business Council of Alabama’s Robert W. “Bubba” Lee Political Courage Award during the BCA’s annual Chairman’s Dinner here. Long joined Protective Life Corp. in 1992 and serves as executive vice president, …

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Timing Right to Lower U.S. Tax Rate

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary this week urged Congress to pass a domestic tax cut in order to preserve the growth the nation has been experiencing and to enable future generations of U.S. businesses to compete with global competitors. Canary’s op-ed, published in several media …

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ProgressPAC Endorses Supreme Court Justice Will Sellers in 2018 Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 11, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of ProgressPAC has endorsed Alabama Supreme Court Justice Will Sellers in the 2018 Republican Supreme Court primary, ProgressPAC Chairman Perry Hand announced today. “ProgressPAC is proud to endorse Alabama Supreme Court Justice Will Sellers in next spring’s …

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Congress sends hurricane Aid, Debt Ceiling Bill to President Trump

The U.S. House voted today to send a package of emergency aid for Hurricane Harvey that also extends government spending until Dec. 8 and suspends the public debt limit to President Trump for his consideration. The 316-90 vote on the bill would appropriate $15.3 billion in emergency supplemental funding for …

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Business Council of Alabama Endorses U.S. Sen. Luther Strange

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of the Business Council of Alabama has endorsed U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in the special primary election runoff for the U.S. Senate. “The Business Council of Alabama is proud to endorse U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in his …

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BCA Member Trey Glenn Named EPA Region 4 Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 22, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday announced the appointment of Business Council of Alabama member and former Alabama environmental agency director Trey Glenn as EPA Region 4 administrator. Glenn, an environmental engineer with 22 years of environmental and …

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Business Council of Alabama Releases 2017 Book Time and Again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 14, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama has released its 2017 book of state and federal activities, Time and Again: The Courage to Remain Consistent, which chronicles events of Alabama’s premier business advocacy organization since the release of Unfinished Business last year. Prepared …

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Byrne Introduces Save Local Business Act

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne has introduced legislation that would reverse an extreme joint employer regulation and protect American jobs and their creation. Rep. Byrne, R-Fairhope, introduced the Save Local Business Act that has bipartisan support from 29 co-sponsors. “Federal labor policies should be focused on benefiting workers and helping small businesses …

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Slimmed-Down Health Insurance Bill Stalls

There’s skinny latte and skinny jeans and skinny ties and now there is what they’re calling skinny Obamacare with the Senate trying but failing to pass skinny health insurance, which looks now to be an impossible campaign promise – ending the 2010 government-mandated health insurance law. After seven years of …

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