Bayou to Beltway
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce plans trip to D.C. to discuss legislative agenda
After a Spring full of special sessions in Baton Rouge, the Jefferson Chamber plans to continue their advocacy in Washington D.C.
Each year, Chamber members travel to Washington, D.C. to promote and discuss the Chamber’s legislative agenda. During these visits, Chamber members meet directly with elected officials and key staff members to share their feedback and make recommendations for improvements in Jefferson Parish.
“We will address a number of federal issues affecting Jefferson Parish including flood insurance, infrastructure, coastal restoration and healthcare to name a few,” said Christy Marino, the Jefferson Chamber’s Advocacy and Special Programs Manager.
Regarding healthcare, Marino said that the Chamber will be supporting a “cost-effective, competitive health care market as an incentive to economic growth and development while assuring that consumers in Louisiana continue to receive high quality, accessible and affordable health care.”
The Chamber’s flood insurance efforts will support the Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance (CSFI), which works to make sure that flood insurance is both affordable and sustainable.
For coastal restoration, the Chamber plans to support policies that would provide additional funding for coastal restoration efforts.
The Chamber’s Advocacy department states that “The Jefferson Chamber is the voice of the business community in Jefferson Parish…Our organization continues to work tirelessly to defend business interests at the Parish, State and Federal level.”
Business leaders and local elected officials, along with the Louisiana Congressional Delegation, key departmental staff and representatives of the U.S. Chamber, will be among the attendees during the Fly-In on September 5-7. •