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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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Business Council of Alabama working ot advance state and federal agendas: guest opinion

The Business Council of Alabama’s 2015 State and Federal Legislative Agendas are reflected in this op-ed by William J. Canary, President and CEO of the BCA. Legislative agendas are approved each year by the BCA’s membership and carried out by the BCA staff. Read the full story here

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Washington Briefing has been published. (11/16/15-11/20/15)

SENATE HOPES SYMBOLIC VOTE AGAINST OBAMA CLIMATE RULE WILL SEND A MESSAGE TO OTHER WORLD LEADERS – The Senate this week voted 52-46 to block President Barack Obama’s highest-profile climate regulation, POLITICO reported. Obama has vowed to veto the symbolic rebuke that comes less than two weeks before he is supposed …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Washington Briefing has been published. (11/2/15-11/6/15)

EX-IM BANK REAUTHORIZATION TAKES A RIDE ON THE TRANSPORTATION BILL – The doors to the Export-Import Bank of the United States soon could reopen for export financing after important congressional action this week moved the bank a step closer to reauthorization…. Published weekly when Congress in session, the Washington Briefing is your link …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Washington Briefing has been published. (10/26/15-10/30/15)

ALABAMA DELEGATION, U.S. HOUSE SEND EX-IM BANK RENEWAL TO SENATE – Alabama’s U.S. House members who voted to renew the charter of the important Export-Import Bank of the United States are to be commended for their forward-looking initiative to keep Alabama’s export economy even with that of other nations… Published weekly …

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