Press Releases

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

September 28, 2021

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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PA Chamber Issues Statement On PennEast Pipeline Cancellation

September 27, 2021

HARRISBURG – PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the PennEast project, a major regional energy infrastructure project:   “Activists are cheering upon the recent news that the sponsors of the PennEast project, a more than $1 billion investment that would have delivered Pennsylvania-produced natural gas into markets […]

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