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Alabama Businesses are Hit Hard By Federal Regulations

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a major study that shows the tremendous costs of ever-increasing regulations by the Obama Administration on not only Alabama business but also nationwide. In the study, Alabama was ranked 13th most affected by the impact of regulations on business, primarily environmental regulations and …

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U.S. Chamber Concerned with Administration’s Final Rule that will Hurt Middle-America Savers

On Wednesday the Obama Administration’s Department of Labor released its final redefinition of a fiduciary rule under the Employee Retirement Security Act and initiated one of the biggest changes to the retirement system in the history of the 401(k). The rule will push Americans out of private investment accounts in …

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BCA Backs Medicare Advantage Retiree Coverage Protection

The Business Council of Alabama has joined the Coalition to Save Medicare Advantage Retiree Coverage by signing a letter that was sent this week to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt. The letter urges Slavitt to rescind proposed cuts to the Medicare Advantage Retiree Coverage that is …

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Alabama’s Congressional Delegation with Spirit of Enterprise

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored four members of Alabama’s U.S. House delegation with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of their support for pro-jobs, pro-growth policies in the first session of the 114th Congress. The four are U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville; Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile; Martha …

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Alabama’s Senior U.S. Representative Shares Thoughts about GOP Primary

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, in Montgomery for meetings, was invited to attend this week’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing. Rep. Aderholt, R-Haleyville, is in his 10th term and serves on the important House Appropriations Committee and chairs the subcommittee on agriculture. Bringing the Tuesday Briefing audience up to speed …

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BCA Congratulates Members of Congressional Delegation on Primary Wins

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary congratulated BCA-endorsed federal candidates who won their primaries on Tuesday. The BCA-endorsed candidates were U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, and U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville. …

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BCA Releases March 1st Congressional Endorsements

On Tuesday, March 1, Alabama voters will head to the polls to cast their votes in 2016 Republican and Democratic federal and state primaries. The Business Council of Alabama is proud to present our list of 2016-endorsed federal candidates for the primary election cycle. U.S. Senate: Richard Shelby As chairman …

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Business Groups Laud Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling

The Business Council of Alabama and its national partners are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily halted the Environmental Protection Agency’s draconian regulation that threatened industrial growth and jobs. The court 5-4 on Tuesday stayed the EPA’s carbon rule in a move that could delay the rule’s implementation …

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Business Council of Alabama Endorses U.S. Rep. Roby

The Business Council of Alabama on Thursday endorsed U.S. Rep. Martha Roby in her 2016 reelection bid. Roby was endorsed at the headquarters of Coleman World Group in Midland City by company President and CEO Jeffrey F. Coleman, and BCA President and CEO William Canary. Coleman is the BCA’s First …

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Senate Democrats Block Repeal of EPA Power Grab

U.S. Senate Democrats killed a procedural attempt to override President Obama’s veto of a measure to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency’s unilateral expansion of its regulatory authority over small waterways, even those on private property. The Senate voted 52-40 in favor of a cloture petition that would have allowed the …

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