Press Releases

PA Chamber Applauds House Passage of Targeted COVID-19 Liability Protections

April 06, 2021

PA Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement following the state House’s passage of H.B. 605, legislation which includes temporary safe harbor protections for employers from unwarranted COVID-19 related lawsuits. “As we have repeatedly stated since the early days of the pandemic, targeted liability protections for those entities […]

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PA Chamber Earns Accredited With Distinction Status From U.S. Chamber

March 11, 2021

As a result of its strong government relations advocacy; dynamic membership relations, education and compliance programs; insurance operations and commitment to social responsibility, the PA Chamber of Business and Industry has been awarded Accredited with Distinction status from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective […]

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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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