The PA Chamber broadly supports public policies that seek to remove barriers to economic growth, protect employers from overbearing government regulation that hurts the sale of their goods and services; and encourages further private sector investment in the Commonwealth.
A letter to Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation that was spearheaded by the PA Chamber and signed by local chambers and business groups this week has urged a resounding rejection of the Biden administration’s recently unveiled plans to impose anti-business tax hikes on the Commonwealth’s private sector.
PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement regarding tomorrow's inaugural meeting in Pittsburgh of the United States and European Union Trade and Technology Council:
On June 29, in one of its final decisions handed down for the term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in PennEast Pipeline v. New Jersey, a case involving whether New Jersey could deny a right of way on state-owned lands to a federally-permitted pipeline needing construction access. In a win for the project and more broadly for infrastructure development and permitting certainty, the Court ruled 5-4 that the Natural Gas Act authorizes the use of eminent domain to acquire necessary rights-of-way for approved projects.
PA Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf announced new mitigation efforts in response to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in certain areas of Pennsylvania: