Florida Chamber of Commerce members recently participated in a “Fly-In” event held in Washington, D.C. in support of private-sector job growth, taking the opportunity to additionally publicize zika virus prevention measures in the Sunshine State.
Maximizing face time with legislative leaders, the contingent met with Florida Senators Bill Nelson (D) and Marco Rubio (R), Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) and others. While there, the Chamber presented “Florida 2030,” a two-year research initiative to focus on Florida’s course over the next decade and a half, to the state’s Congressional delegation.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce strives to remain responsive to citizen feedback to represent constituents clearly at the federal level as well as the state echelon. Based on stakeholder input received, its representatives initiated discussions on topics including labor laws, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the U.S.” rule and Clean Power Plan.
Additionally, Chamber delegates brought up the Regulatory Accountability Act, transportation infrastructure, and the Trans Pacific Partnership. The “Fly-In,” which also advocates curtailing red tape in the bureaucratic system, annually attracts Chamber of Commerce constituents nationwide for a multi-day event.
Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — headquartered in D.C.’s Lafayette Park near the White House — the “Washington Fly-In Briefing Program” has grown in popularity since its creation in 2000, with participants gaining an advantage by hearing about the latest issues and policies affecting their respective business communities.