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Britt encourages women to find their voice

Women were supporting women at the sixth annual Lead Forward women’s conference and business expo Friday. The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at Central Alabama Community College, where Katie Britt, the first female president of the Business Council of Alabama, was the keynote speaker.

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David Cole and Molly Cagle join BCA Government Affairs Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today announced David Cole has been named senior vice president of governmental affairs and Molly Cagle has been named vice president of governmental affairs. “David and Molly bring a wealth of experience and have proven track …

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BCA Commends Governor Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today praised Governor Kay Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan. Her plan will provide much needed additional funding to enhance and improve Alabama’s transportation system at both the state and local levels. “The road to our future …

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President Trump Says He will Sign Budget Extension but will Declare Emergency on Wall

The Senate and then the House passed a spending bill to avert another government shutdown on Friday but the bill gives President Donald Trump less than he demanded for a border wall. He said he’ll declare an emergency to get additional funds for a barrier, Bloomberg reported. “The bill contains …

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Shelby Says Border Talks are Progressing

The Wall Street Journal reports that lawmakers are working on details of border security funding as a way to stave off another government shutdown, possibly next week. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, after a meeting at the White House on Thursday, said President Trump is eager for the committee …

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Alabama’s U.S. House Members get Committee Assignments

Six of Alabama’s members of Congress who are now in the minority party got committee assignments this week. Some members are staying put, but on the other side of the power curve, according to Alabama Daily News and other reports. Three Alabamians – Reps. Mike Rogers, Mo Brooks, and Bradley …

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Alabama’s Shelby Urges Compromise, Reopening Governments, and Securing Border

The Senate voted Thursday on one measure to reopen the government and fund the border wall but it failed to get the required 60 votes (subscription) pending further negotiations. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, expressed some hope for bipartisan negotiations aimed at resolving the longest government shutdown in American history, now …

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Alabama, Tennessee Senators Introduce Auto Tariff-Delay Legislation

U.S. Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee have introduced “The Automotive Jobs Act” bill that would require a study of the impact on the automotive industry in Alabama and elsewhere before tariffs could be imposed. The bill by Sens. Jones, D-Mountain Brook, and Alexander, R-Tenn., would delay …

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Senator Shelby in Line to Remain as Chair of the Powerful Appropriations Committee

The Senate Republican Conference this week approved Alabama U.S. Senator Richard Shelby’s selection by members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to lead the committee for a full two-year term as chairman. The Senate is expected to formally affirm committee chairs and rosters in an organizational resolution. In addition, Senator Shelby …

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Katie Boyd Britt Named President of Business Council of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2018 Montgomery, Ala. — The Business Council of Alabama has selected Alabama native Katie Boyd Britt as the organization’s next president. Britt, who currently serves as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Richard C. Shelby, will start the job on January 2, 2019. “We are excited …

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