Chamber Policy Committees
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Government Relations Committee
The Government Relations Committee is the main policy committee of the Chamber. Its main purposes are to monitor regional, state, and federal issues to assess their impact on the Capital Region business community and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors on possible courses of action on Chamber positions. It also oversees the Environmental & Energy, Health, Local Government, Tax and Transportation Subcommittees, as well as the International Committee.
The Government Relations Committee meets on the first Thursday of every month from 8:15am to 9:15am at the Chamber offices.*
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Environmental & Energy Subcommittee
Among its various responsibilities, the Environmental & Energy Subcommittee monitors local, state and federal actions concerning the environment in order to educate membership and communicate the Chamber’s stance to agency personnel, and local, state, and federal legislatures, with the chamber’s goal of facilitating responsible management of environmental resources.
The Environmental & Energy Subcommittee meets on the first Tuesday of every other month from 8:15am to 9:15am at the Chamber offices.*
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The Health Subcommittee Reviews proposed state and federal legislative and regulatory proposals that impact health care. It also assists Chamber leadership in advocating for or against policy initiatives that may impact access, cost, quality and/or the finance of health care.
The Health Subcommittee meets on an as-needed basis.
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Local Government Subcommittee
The Local Government Subcommittee provides a venue for municipalities and businesses to dialogue on local issues affecting both parties.
The Local Government Subcommittee meets on the second Wednesday of every other month from 8:15am to 9:15am at the Chamber offices.*
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The main functions of the Tax Subcommittee are to research and report on tax issues – specifically local tax reform – and to inform local, state, and federal legislative entities of tax concerns in our region.
The Tax Subcommittee meets on an as-needed basis.
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The primary purpose of the Transportation Subcommittee is to promote and develop a better understanding of policy initiatives and goals of the Central Pennsylvania Region dealing with all things transportation.
The Transportation subcommittee meets on the second Wednesday of every other month from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Chamber offices.*
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The International Committee focuses on public policy issues surrounding trade and foreign direct investment.
The International Committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 8:00am to 9:00am at the Chamber offices.*