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.

PA Chamber Leads Coalition Letter to Sen. Casey, Challenging “Greedflation” Rhetoric

April 04, 2024 | Michael Plummer

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, alongside a coalition of leading industry associations across the Commonwealth, sent a joint letter to U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) in response to his recent comments regarding “greedflation” and its alleged impact on rising consumer prices. “While we share your concerns about the impact of rising […]

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PA Chamber Statement on Gov. Shapiro’s PLA Directive

March 29, 2024 | Michael Plummer

HARRISBURG – Today, PA Chamber Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Alex Halper released the following statement in response to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s recent announcement of a new directive for the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for state projects. PLAs typically require private companies to commit to using unionized labor as a prerequisite to […]

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PA Chamber Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling on Prevailing Wage Act

February 26, 2024 | Michael Plummer

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry hailed a recent state Supreme Court ruling as a significant victory for taxpayers and employers in the ongoing debate over the application of the Commonwealth’s Prevailing Wage Act. The decision, which upheld a 2022 Commonwealth Court ruling in the case of Ursinus College v. Prevailing […]

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York County Economic Summit

September 18, 2023

Last Thursday, PA Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Alex Halper participated in a bipartisan economic summit organized by members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s York County delegation. Organized as a series of panel discussions, the event hosted officials from several leading industry groups to review state and local economic trends and offer their insights. […]

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UPS Opens New Harrisburg Regional Hub

September 18, 2023

PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein attended the Grand Opening of UPS’ new, state-of-the-art 24/7 East Zone Regional Hub in Harrisburg last Wednesday and presented the company with honors recognizing its substantial investment into Pennsylvania’s economy. Strategically located within a day’s drive of nearly two-thirds of the major population centers in the United States, […]

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Chamber Chats: Fall Session Priorities

September 11, 2023

Lawmakers return to Harrisburg later this month, and the PA Chamber is excited to continue promoting bipartisan, pro-business solutions we are championing to make Pennsylvania a more competitive state for business. For the latest edition of Chamber Chats, the PA Chamber’s Lindsay Andrews caught up with our Vice President of Government Affairs, Alex Halper, to […]

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Pa. House panel examines consumer data privacy bill

September 08, 2023 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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PA Chamber Testifies Before U.S. Senate Panel on Environmental Regulations

June 15, 2023 | Michael Plummer

HARRISBURG – Today, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Director of Government Affairs Kevin Sunday testified before the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight. The hearing, entitled “The Impacts of Plastics Production and Disposal on Environmental Justice Communities,” explored the balance […]

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PA Chamber Testifies on Workforce Challenges in Rural Communities

May 26, 2023 | Michael Plummer

  HARRISBURG – This week, PA Chamber Director of Government Affairs Kevin Sunday testified on the ongoing workforce challenges that employers face in the Commonwealth’s rural communities during a public hearing at Penn College hosted by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. The hearing brought together leaders from Pennsylvania’s energy and healthcare sectors as well as […]

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Barr: Prioritizing Long-Term Economic Growth in the New Year

December 30, 2021 | Delaware Valley Journal
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PA Chamber-Led Coalition Urges Congressional Delegation to Reject Federal Tax Hike Proposal

September 30, 2021 | Lindsay Andrews

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. Most notably contained in the massive $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill […]

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PA Chamber Welcomes US-EU Trade and Technology Council Meeting to Pittsburgh

September 28, 2021 | Lindsay Andrews

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 behalf of Pennsylvania’s business community, we welcome European Commission Executive Vice Presidents Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrovski to Pittsburgh to meet with Secretary of State Antony […]

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SCOTUS backs PennEast in Critical Infrastructure Permitting Decision

July 12, 2021

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 […]

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