By Jacqueline Pitts, The Bottom Line
Ahead of its inaugural Congressional Forum, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released a federal agenda detailing the national legislative priorities of the business community.
The Kentucky Chamber not only advocates on behalf of business at the state level, but also in the nation’s capital where congressional and executive-branch decisions have a direct impact on Kentucky businesses.
Leading into the agenda, the Chamber states that free enterprise creates jobs, opportunity and a successful business climate. The Kentucky Chamber seeks to advocate for federal policies that will result in economic growth, fewer government regulations and encourage policymakers to expand – not limit – job growth and economic opportunity through the decisions they make.
Areas of focus in the federal agenda include tax and entitlement reform, health care, education, overtime regulation, energy and environment, international trade, immigration, legal reform and more.
The Chamber’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Ashli Watts, will discuss the the agenda during the Congressional Forum set for August 29 at the Galt House in Louisville.
The event, presented by Pikeville Medical Center, will give the business community access to legislative leaders and a chance to hear detailed accounts of the issues happening at the federal level without leaving the comfort of Kentucky.
Featured speakers will include Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, U.S. Rep. Andy Barr of Lexington, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green and retiring U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Hopkinsville.
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