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Legislative Program to Discuss Jobs and Recovery

The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry and the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Processionals on this year’s spring legislative event. Key state lawmakers and agency representatives will discuss issues of importance to job creators and Pennsylvania’s communities. 

The program will be held over a 2-day period, June 17th & 18th via Zoom. The cost is $15 for one day and $25 for both days and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly.  Register for the event online or by calling the Chamber office at 570-784-2522.  The Zoom meeting link will be emailed upon registration confirmation.

Thursday, June 17, 2021 
2:00 – 3:00pm Welcome Remarks from PACP, PA Chamber, and State Lawmakers 
– Majority Whip Representative Donna Oberlander
– Majority Whip Senator John Gordner 
3:00 – 4:00pm Recovery Discussion 
– Senator Ryan Aument, Senate Republican Caucus Secretary and Prioritize PA leader 
– Representative Aaron Kaufer, House Economic Recovery Task Force leader 
4:00 – 5:00pm Budget / Fiscal Policy Discussion 
-  Matthew Knittel, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office 
–  Representative George Dunbar, House Republican Caucus Chair 

Friday, June 18, 2021 
9:00 – 9:30am Conversation with Gene Barr and Gov. Tom Wolf 

9:30 – 10:30am State / Federal Transportation Discussion 
– Representative Mike Carroll, Democratic Chair, House Transportation Committee 
– Robert Latham, Executive Vice President, Associated PA Constructors 
 Ed Mortimore, Vice President, Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  
10:30 – 11:30 am State / Federal Energy Discussion 
– Senator Gene Yaw, Majority Chair, Environmental Resources and Energy Committee 
– Representative Pam Snyder, Environmental Resources and Energy Committee member, Democratic Southwest Delegation chair 
– Christopher Guith, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute  
11:15am – 12:00pm PA Chamber & US Chamber Updates  
– Gene Barr, President & CEO, PA Chamber 
– Kevin Courtois, Executive Director, Congressional and Public Affairs Great Lakes Region, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


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