Home / News

News

House Passes GOP Tax Reform Bill 227-205

The House on Thursday voted to narrowly pass the Republican tax reform bill with 13 House Republican Members joining Democrats in opposition. No Democrats supported the bill. According to Politico, “The legislation would slash the corporate tax rate to 20 percent starting next year, down from 35 percent. It sets …

Read More »

U.S. House Passes Rep. Byrne’s Small Business Bill

The U.S. House this week passed U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne’s “Save Local Business Act,” which he introduced to roll back National Labor Relations Board vague and expansive joint employer standards that will give small businesses and their employees peace of mind knowing they cannot be held responsible for actions of …

Read More »

House Tax Plan Would Cut Corporate Income Tax Rate by 43 Percent

The House income tax bill introduced Thursday would permanently cut the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, a decrease of 43 percent. The tax cut would immediately ensure a more competitive American business climate when compared with businesses in foreign countries that have tax rates as …

Read More »

2018 Budget Headed to Trump’s Desk for President’s Signature

House Republicans on Thursday passed the Senate’s version of the $4 trillion, 2017-2018 budget resolution that sets the stage for tax reform consideration. “Big news – Budget just passed!” President Donald Trump tweeted after the budget resolution started on its journey to his desk. The Hill reported that the action …

Read More »

Senate Approves Budget Resolution, Opens Door for Tax Reform

In a 51-49 vote, the Senate on Thursday voted to approve a budget resolution with reconciliation instructions that allows tax reform legislation to move forward. The budget plan calls for $5 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade, including cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare; however it is nonbinding. …

Read More »

BCA Supports Modernizing NAFTA but Cautions to Avoid Harming It

The Business Council of Alabama and more than 300 local and state chambers of commerce this week signed a U.S. Chamber of Commerce letter to President Trump and Congress urging them not to harm the North American Free Trade Agreement if it’s renegotiated. “Business leaders across the country know first-hand that …

Read More »

Today is National Manufacturing Day

President Trump was to host manufacturers at the White House to observe Manufacturing Day across the United States. The Hill reports that President Trump is highlighting the National Association of Manufacturers’ support for his push for tax reform. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and more than one dozen manufacturing …

Read More »

ProgressPAC Endorses Supreme Court Candidate Jay Mitchell in 2018 Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 4, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of ProgressPAC has endorsed Birmingham attorney James L. “Jay” Mitchell in the June 5, 2018, Republican Supreme Court Place 4 primary, ProgressPAC Chairman Perry Hand announced today. “ProgressPAC is proud to endorse Jay Mitchell in next spring’s …

Read More »

BCA Urges Congress to Act Now on Tax Reform to Benefit Country

The Business Council of Alabama has joined more than 240 like-minded organizations in urging Congress to expeditiously pass a budget resolution with reconciliation instructions so that the promise of tax reform can be made a reality. In the 31 years since Congress last reformed the U.S. tax code, it has …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »