Press Releases

PA Chamber Statement on U.S. House Passage of the ‘PRO Act’

March 10, 2021

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement regarding the passage of the “PRO Act” by the U.S. House of Representatives: “The ‘PRO Act’ that unfortunately passed the U.S. House is a radical piece of legislation that would upend decades of established labor law, significantly stacking […]

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PA Chamber: State Minimum Wage Report Highlights Actual Demographics of Minimum Wage Earners

March 04, 2021

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement regarding the recent publication of the PA Department of Labor and Industry’s “2021 Minimum Wage Report.” “For years, advocates have politicized the minimum wage issue, touting it as the panacea to helping low-income Pennsylvania families out of poverty.  However, the […]

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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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