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Metro Chamber Kicks Off Washington, D.C. Advocacy Trip

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Washington, D.C.

Today, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce kicks off four days of meetings in Washington, D.C. about issues important to you, including job creation and the long-term economic future of Southern Nevada.

In addition to two of the Metro Chamber’s top federal priorities – designation of Tule Springs Fossil Bed as a national monument and funding to build Interstate 11 – other issues of focus are reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA); the JOLT Act (H.R. 1354 and part of S.744); immigration reform; homeland security funding through the Urban Area Security Initiative Program; fixes to the Affordable Care Act; land use and water infrastructure; and automatic spending cuts, including reductions to Southern Nevada’s military installations.

Our Metro Chamber delegation includes nearly 40 business leaders, elected officials and public policy experts. Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown, Las Vegas Mayor Pro Temp Stavros Anthony, North Las Vegas Mayor Pro Temp Anita Wood and Henderson Councilwoman Debra March are joining us in Washington, D.C. to push for broad regional issues impacting the long-term growth and vibrancy of the Southern Nevada economy. This is the first time elected officials from all four local government jurisdictions will be part of the Metro Chamber trip.

Today, we will meet with policy experts at the US Chamber of Commerce. Tomorrow, we head to Capitol Hill to advocate for several pieces of federal legislation important to the economic climate. On Thursday, we meet with a couple of national think tanks including Brookings Institution and the Tax Foundation.

Stay up-to-date on our trip by following us on Twitter at @LVChamber, check our Facebook postings and see photos on Instagram (@LasVegasMetroChamber). We will post daily blogs on our website.

The Metro Chamber is proud to represent you in our nation’s capitol. As we meet with policy makers and elected officials, we are keeping your business needs top of mind and front and center.


Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce