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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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This week’s edition of BCA’s Washington Briefing has been published. (1/4/16-1/8/16)

HOUSE SENDS OBAMACARE REPEAL TO PRESIDENT WHO IMMEDIATELY VETOS IT – The U.S. House sent President Obama a bill to repeal Obamacare but Obama vetoed it today… Published weekly when Congress in session, the Washington Briefing is your link to the halls of Congress for the most current information that affects Alabama businesses …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Washington Briefing has been published. (12/14/15-12/18/15)

CONGRESS STALLS EMPLOYEE BENEFITS TAX; KEEPS ‘CADILLAC’ PLANS ROLLING – Congress has delayed the Obama Administration’s ruinous Employee Benefits Tax that threatened to cut benefits offered by employers and destroy jobs through higher taxation… Published weekly when Congress in session, the Washington Briefing is your link to the halls of Congress for the …

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AAIA and BCA Coordinate Efforts for Aerospace Initiative

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Aerospace Industry Association and the Business Council of Alabama announce their agreement to work together for the aerospace industry in Alabama. Each organization individually supports the growth of Alabama’s aerospace industry and has for many years. The agreement signed Dec. 4 by AAIA Chairman Al …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Washington Briefing has been published. (12/8/15-12/11/15)

FEDS DON’T WANT OBJECTIVE CLIMATE STUDIES – Alabama’s climate expert told a Congressional panel that the Obama administration is reluctant to provide funding for studies that may not validate President Obama’s concern about of climate change, al.com reported….. Published weekly when Congress in session, the Washington Briefing is your link to the halls …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Washington Briefing has been published. (11/30/15-12/7/15)

LONG TERM HIGHWAY BILL CRUISES THROUGH WASHINGTON – A new five-year, $305 billion highway bill became law on Friday, the first in 10 years with long-term funding that enables solid planning by states and local governments. The bill became law following overwhelming support in the House and Senate…. Published weekly when …

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Congress must act to fix transportation funding: reader opinion

William J. Canary, president and CEO of the BCA, wrote an article calling on Congress to find bipartisan, short- and long-term solutions to the Highway Trust Fund’s deficiencies. The article was published on al.com, the Tuscaloosa News, and the Gadsden Times.

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The Rewards of Early Childhood Investment

The U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Business Horizon Quarterly magazine published an article written by BCA President and CEO William J. Canary. The article entitled, “The Rewards of Early Childhood Education,” discusses the responsibility of the business community to engage in preparing our students for bright futures. Read the full story here

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Manufacturing powers our state and our nation: Guest opinion

The Business Council of Alabama’s op-ed by BCA President and CEO William J. Canary and National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons celebrated the state’s significant manufacturing base. Timmons was the guest speaker at the BCA’s Manufacturer of the Year Awards event on March 19 in Montgomery. Read …

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