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Chamber reps visit D.C. to promote local issues, thank legislators

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Saturday, April 25, 2009
16 Chamber members and staff have just returned from a visit to Washington D.C. to promote the Chamber's 2009 Legislative Agenda during visits with U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor and U.S. Representative John Boozman.

The group thanked Lincoln and Boozman for opposing the so-called Employee Free Choice Act, or “Card Check.” (More information is available at http://tinyurl.com/c5lkdc , or visit www.yoursecretballot.com or http://www.uschamber.com/wfi ).

Many small businesses are not familiar with this dangerous legislation, or believe that it only impacts "big business and industry," not understanding its potential effect on small businesses. Visit the websites above for details!

While in D.C., the Chamber delegation met with all three legislators and covered additional topics of interest to the Chamber including the Bella Vista Bypass and other transportation projects, workers’ compensation, Mark to Market, and the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority. While in town, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce provided a briefing on transportation, health care, labor and international trade, and the group also participated in activities organized by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

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