Virginia Chamber Comments on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
Throughout our Blueprint stakeholder engagement process, which included over 6,000 members of the business community, we heard from business leaders on how important affordable, reliable energy is to Virginia’s economic competitiveness. In fact, 55 percent of Blueprint survey respondents identified energy affordability as their top energy concern. Unfortunately, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is […]
Chambers of Commerce Support Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Chambers of Commerce and business organizations throughout Virginia believe development of North American energy resources will create and preserve thousands of jobs and greatly benefit Virginia’s economy. Central to that principle, we believe that the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is in Virginia’s best interest. A coalition of Chambers of Commerce from across […]
Virginia Chamber Opposes Raising Punitive Damages Cap
At a time when Virginia has been dropping in nearly every business climate ranking, it is unwise to pass SB 111, which raises the caps on punitive damages from $350,000 to $500,000. Virginia’s longstanding reputation as a reasonable and balanced state for tort liability makes us more attractive to new businesses wishing to relocate here. […]
Letter: Virginia Chamber supports creation of The Virginia International Trade Authority
The Virginia International Trade Authority is Virginia’s 21st century response to capturing the benefit of global markets for Virginia citizens. With the vast majority of economic growth expected to occur outside the United States over the next several decades, Virginia must ensure that it implements and maintains innovative international trade programs in order to help […]
Virginia Chamber expresses support for PATENT Act (The Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015)
Swift passage will mark a critical step forward in the effort to combat abusive patent litigation, a problem that costs the U.S. economy billions each year. Read the entire letter here.
Virginia Chamber Supports Federal Regulatory Reform Bill
The Virginia Chamber, in partnership with other national business groups, is calling on the Senate to pass legislation curbing costly regulations. Click here to read entire letter.
Virginia Chamber Submits Comments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Support of Mountain Valley Pipeline
This important infrastructure project will support jobs and economic development throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Click here for the entire letter.
Virginia Chamber Urges Senators Warner and Kaine to Support Legislation to Reauthorize the US Export-Import
Since 2007, Ex-Im has supported 113 companies and over 11,000 jobs in the Commonwealth. If Ex-Im is not reauthorized, these companies would be put at a substantial disadvantage in global markets. Click below to read the letter: Virginia Chamber Urges Senators Warner and Kaine to Support Legislation to Reauthorize the US Export-Import
Virginia Chamber Offers Support for the “Federal Water Quality Protection Act,” S. 1140
The Federal Water Quality Protection Act addresses our long-standing concerns with a proposed rule offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) last year to redefine the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) definition under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Click below to read the letter: Virginia […]
VA Chamber Submits Comments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Support of Atlantic Coast Pipeline
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will support jobs and economic development throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. VCC letter to FERC. Pipeline. April 2015