Local Delegation Addresses Business-Related Issues in Washington, D.C.

35 local parish and business leaders are spending this week promoting the federal legislative agenda of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.

METAIRIE, LA – The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce (www.jeffersonchamber.org) has sent 35 business leaders and locally elected officials to Washington, D.C. from September 10-12 to discuss and promote the Chamber’s federal legislative agenda, including EPA requirements, workforce training, transportation and infrastructure, and issues that affect small businesses, such as cash accounting and angel investors.

“This trip gives our business leaders from small and large companies a chance to have dialogue with our congressional delegation face to face,” said Todd Murphy, Jefferson Chamber President. “Through our discussions with industry experts and governmental agencies, we are better able to understand the issues that impact our region. As in previous trips, we continue to focus on flood insurance, transportation and energy. This year, we add to the discussion our chamber’s position on angel investor availability and changes to cash accounting rules for small businesses, to name a few.”

According to a poll conducted by the Congressional Management Foundation, 46 percent of surveyed congressional staffers said that in-person visits are very influential in helping them form opinions.

The Washington Fly-In is an event that is organized by the Government Committee of the Jefferson Chamber and is sponsored by Adams and Reese LLP, Peoples Health, and Entergy.

For more information on the Washington, D.C. Fly-In Conference, please visit www.jeffersonchamber.org or contact Emilie Riser at (504) 835-3880, ext. 12 or emilie@jeffersonchamber.org.

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