Press Releases

PA Chamber President & CEO Gene Barr to Retire

November 17, 2021

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry today announced that Gene Barr will retire as president and CEO of the organization in the second quarter of 2022. Barr has led the PA Chamber since 2011. “For the past decade, I’ve been fortunate to not only lead this organization, but to work with its […]

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PA Chamber Applauds Passage of Senate Bills That Remove Barriers for Small Businesses

November 10, 2021

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement after the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 347, relating to “Like-Kind Exchanges” on Tuesday and Senate Bill 349, relating to Section 179 Expense Deductions last month. Both bills are part of a Small Business Tax Reform package aimed […]

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PA Chamber Applauds Congressional Approval of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

November 08, 2021

Harrisburg – Gene Barr, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, issued the following statement regarding the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives: “A modern and efficient system of infrastructure is vital to recovering from the pandemic and to positioning Pennsylvania […]

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PA Chamber Urges Thoughtful, Inclusive Process for Developing Far Reaching Workplace Proposal

October 22, 2021

PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf announcing a series of executive orders impacting employers and the workplace. “We appreciate the governor’s intent and urge his administration to solicit input from employers to help avoid unintended consequences. For example, requiring strict wage and benefit standards […]

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PA Chamber-Led Coalition Urges Congressional Delegation to Reject Federal Tax Hike Proposal

September 30, 2021

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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