Current Issues and News
On August 15, 2017, the Midland Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors officially endorsed the Midland Road Bond. The Chamber urges all citizens to vote "YES" on Proposition A and Proposition B.
Click here to view a list of New State Laws to take effect on September 1, 2017The Midland Chamber of Commerce opposed the Department of Labor’s overtime regulation. H.R. 6094
UPDATE: U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, in Sherman, Texas, agreed with 21 states and a coalition of business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that the rule is unlawful and granted their motion for a nationwide injunction. To read more CLICK HERE
In December 2015, the U.S. Chamber led a coalition of 16 national trade associations in a lawsuit challenging the legality of EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). In total, more than 150 challengers have filed suit against EPA, including the Chamber coalition, 27 states and a host of other business, labor and consumer groups. These suits have been consolidated into a single high-profile case, on the fast track to the Supreme Court, with massive implications for the American economy. The Midland Chamber of Commerce joined 166 other state and local business associations from 40 different states in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit explaining the devastating economic impact posed by the EPA’s carbon regulations.
UPDATE: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to repeal the CPP. Click here for more information.
View our current Advocacy Agenda (Completed every other year - primary document developed for distribution in non-legislative years - in order to advocate prior to development and submission of legislation, with interim changes made as needed [Texas Legislature]).
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