• News for Governmental Affairs

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce final victory for small business and the First Amendment of the Constitution in its landmark case against changes to the United States Department of Labor’s (USDOL) “Persuader Rule.” In 2016, the United States District Court in Lubbock granted summary judgment and a nationwide permanent injunction against the Obama ...read more
    Categories: General, Governmental Affairs
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018
     LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Chamber of Commerce officials touted another victory against regulatory overreach today as the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) repealed the previous Administration’s changes to Persuader Rule regulations.  This is yet another blow to a rule the Lubbock Chamber sued to block on Constitutional grounds in Lubbock Federal Court. In March 2016 the Lubbock Chamber joined the ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs, General
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit last week vacated the Fiduciary Rule in an appeal led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Texas Association of Business, two other local Texas chambers of commerce and other trade organizations.   “This was great news for us and our fellow plaintiffs but even better news for retirement savers ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce applauds President Donald Trump’s action today issuing an Executive Order that could potentially allow more affordability and flexibility for job creators who offer health insurance to their employees. We are especially encouraged that the Order centers on allowing small businesses to band together and pool their purchasing power, much like the award-winning Lubbock ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Thursday, August 31, 2017
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today (Thursday, August 31) unanimously voted to support the recently proposed City of Lubbock Public Safety Improvements Project. In late July and early August, the Public Safety Improvements Project findings of the City of Lubbock Facilities Committee were presented to the City Council. The proposed improvements include three police substations ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce sent letters to Capitol Hill to express its concerns about cuts to agriculture in President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Proposal.   “These cuts would be detrimental to the thousands of family farmers in the Lubbock area,” said Eddie McBride, Chamber President/CEO. “The Chamber is well aware of the economic challenges agriculture and allied industries in this area face, ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is cheering the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) that was introduced in the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support from Senators Rob Portman (OH) and Heidi Heitkamp (ND). The introduction of the RAA is a huge step forward in making regulatory reform a reality in the 115th Congress.   “The business community asked the U.S. Senate in February to take action to make ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016
     The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce releases statement from Chairwoman Beth Bridges on the preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime regulation nationwide.   Beth Bridges, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman: In a significant victory for job creators and employee flexibility and opportunity, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction ...read more
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