ANNAPOLIS, MD — During a “Congressional Roundup” on Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce will give business leaders an unparalleled opportunity to hear directly from the state’s Congressional Delegation and policy experts from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The elected officials on the agenda are in the midst of crafting the federal government’s policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to hearing high-powered briefings on that and other vital issues, attendees will have the opportunity to share their policy priorities and concerns with members of the Maryland Delegation and leaders of the U.S. Chamber.
This is the second year of the event, which will be held in a virtual format out of an abundance of public-health caution. Presentations are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Senator Ben Cardin
- Senator Chris Van Hollen
- Representative Anthony Brown
- Representative Andy Harris
- Representative Jamie Raskin
- Representative Dutch Ruppersberger
- Representative David Trone
- Neil Bradley, Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Key topics on the agenda include:
- Stimulus and relief policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Status of liability protections as businesses strive to operate safely during the pandemic
- Potential strategies to close race-based gaps in employment, entrepreneurship, education, and criminal justice
- Key infrastructure and transportation issues
- Looking ahead to the November elections
Roundup attendees will have access to a downloadable PDF giving them background and insight into the topics under discussion.
“These are unprecedented and highly uncertain times for our business community,” said Christine Ross, president and CEO of the Maryland Chamber. “The 2020 Congressional Roundup will provide business leaders with key insights from and access to the policy makers and experts who are in the thick of making decisions critical to the recovery of Maryland’s economy—and to the long-term success of our state’s business community.”
To learn more about the Congressional Roundup and see its full agenda, or register to attend, visit https://mdchamber.org/event/congressionalroundup2020/
For more information about the Maryland Chamber’s mission and advocacy, please visit https://mdchamber.org/advocacy/
About the Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1968, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory, and civic arenas as a catalyst for positive change in Maryland. Members gain access to high-level signature events, focused strategy sessions, and dynamic leadership, as well as a seat at the table for think-tank discussions with industry leaders and other influencers. Learn more at www.mdchamber.org.
Congressional Roundup Sponsors:
Supporting Sponsor: Giant
Federated Partner Sponsor: Salisbury Chamber of Commerce