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Congresswoman Terri Sewell Supports BCA Initiatives Including the Export-Import Bank, Road Funding, Skills Training and Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell today reiterated her support for important issues pending in Congress that are important to Business Council of Alabama members and the state. During a telephone conference call with BCA Governmental Affairs Committee members, Sewell said important issues include continuing the charter of the Export-Import Bank of …

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Alabama House Delegation Votes To Approve Keystone Pipeline; Senate Vote Scheduled Tuesday

Alabama’s seven members of Congress last week voted to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline and send the measure to the Senate. Reps. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, Mike Rogers, R-Saks, and Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, all voted for the House version of …

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BCA to EPA, Corps of Engineers: Ditch the Proposed WOTUS Rule

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today wrote the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the BCA opposes their goal of redefining the “waters of the United States” as an unneeded and unjustified expansion of federal authority. The BCA also …

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County Commissions To Change Road Condition Designation From ‘Closed’ to ‘Impassable’

With winter approaching, county officials are clarifying the information they will communicate to employers and the public when emergency road conditions make it unsafe to travel on county roads.  County officials recognize that the new approach will directly impact employers wishing to verify weather-related employee absences. “We are changing the …

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NAM: Reform the Tax Code, Carefully and Thoughtfully

The National Association of Manufacturers’ vice president of tax and domestic economic policy, Dorothy Coleman, writes that manufacturers advocate keeping important tax provisions known as extenders while Congress reforms the current U.S. tax code to make it simpler, more competitive, and fairer. Coleman writes in Real Clear Markets that manufacturers …

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Maze-like EPA Carbon Rule Graphic Shows Complexity of Costly Change

New illustrations showing the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon reduction rule making process are a bureaucratic delight but a consumer and electric producer’s nightmare. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s before-and-after graphics of the current three-step EPA rule making process and President Obama’s proposed carbon reduction rule making process look …

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Alabama Members of Congress Receive National Manufacturing Award for Support

Congratulations are in order for six members of Alabama’s congressional delegation and Alabama’s two U.S. senators for being named Champions of Manufacturing by the National Association of Manufacturing due to their important votes on manufacturing issues during the 113th Congress. NAM released a list of legislative votes on issues critical …

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell Says Export-Import Bank Is Crucial for Alabama Business Foreign Trade Transactions

MONTGOMERY – U.S. Rep. Terry Sewell of Birmingham today told a Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues breakfast audience that she supports reauthorization of the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank, as it’s called, is a high-priority item for the …

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Former Gov. Jeb Bush Addresses The Best-Attended BCA Chairman’s Dinner

BIRMINGHAM – Former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush addressed the Business Council of Alabama 2014 Chairman’s Dinner that was attended by more than 900 people this week at the Sheraton Hotel ballroom. Bush, a Florida resident who is the son of former President George H.W. Bush …

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EPA Carbon Regulations Threaten America’s Historic Energy Security; Still Time to Oppose Crippling Regs

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon regulations will not only reduce the use of plentiful and cheap coal that generates electricity but they also will increase the nation’s energy insecurity, increase electric bills and costs for U.S. businesses and households, while not affecting foreign power plants. Proposed EPA regulations will …

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