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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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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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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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Made in Alabama – Trump Inspects Alabama-Made Truck

A made in Alabama bucket truck made by Business Council of Alabama member Altec was displayed at the White House this week and inspected by President Donald Trump. On Monday, Trump declared this week “Made in America” week as products from all 50 states were showcased as part of “Made in …

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New Senate Health Bill Will Challenge Leaders, White House

The new Senate health insurance bill released Thursday would keep taxes on the federal taxpayers who currently pay the most but would cut two other taxes in the Obamacare law. The Senate bill will allow insurers to sell low-cost, limited plans, but it would fail to totally repeal Obamacare as Republicans …

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