Press Releases

PA Chamber Statement on Delaware River Basin Commission Vote to Ban Natural Gas Drilling

February 25, 2021

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement in response to the Delaware River Basin Commission’s vote to ban natural gas drilling: “We are extremely disappointed to see Governor Wolf vote in lock step with the other states in the Delaware River Basin Commission to ban […]

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PA Chamber: Pro-Growth Policies are the Answer to Moving Pennsylvania’s Economy Forward

February 03, 2021

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021-22 budget proposal: “The governor’s budget proposal this year comes at a hard time for everyone. The pandemic has brought the Commonwealth to a crossroads.  For months, job creators have been forced to adapt […]

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PA Chamber: Policies That Increase Cost of Doing Business in PA Will Slow Economic Recovery

January 28, 2021

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s announced priorities for the 2021-22 legislative session – which include enacting an additional tax on the energy industry and a government mandated wage increase: “There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges for […]

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PA Chamber Statement on Governor’s Proposed Small Business Grant Program

January 15, 2021

HARRISBURG – PA Chamber President Gene Barr issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Wolf’s proposal to create a small business grant program using money from an injured workers’ fund to be directed towards businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Employers throughout the Commonwealth are facing almost unfathomable difficulties.  In fact, according to […]

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PA Chamber Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol

January 07, 2021

HARRISBURG – PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement in regards to yesterday’s violent security breach at the U.S. Capitol Building. “Yesterday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol was completely unacceptable.  It was an assault on our democracy and an affront to our ideals. Those who committed these acts should be prosecuted […]

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