Press Releases

PA Chamber Opposes President Biden’s Call to Weaken Filibuster

January 11, 2022

The PA Chamber of Business and Industry today opposed President Joe Biden’s support for efforts to undermine minority party rights in the U.S. Senate by weakening the filibuster. The long-standing filibuster rule generally requires legislation to garner 60 votes in order to advance in the U.S. Senate, which is currently divided 50-50 between Democrats and […]

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PA Chamber Releases Statement on 40-Year High Inflation Rate

December 10, 2021

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement on November’s record-high annual inflation of 6.8 percent announced Friday, the highest since 1982. The U.S. Labor Department also reported Friday that prices rose sharply again in October, up 0.8 percent from October to November. “Our economy is […]

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PA Chamber Names New Members to Board of Directors

December 02, 2021

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s Board of Directors has added eight new business leaders and set in place its leadership team for 2022. The elections took place at the PA Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting, which was held on Dec. 2 in Lancaster. “During these challenging times, we are honored to welcome […]

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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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