Business delegation visits Washington, D.C.



Business delegation visits Washington, D.C.

Business leaders from across the state converged in our nation’s capital to meet with all seven members of the Oregon congressional delegation, as well as the Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and chair of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Appropriations.
The annual Oregon Business Plan trip to Washington, D.C., took place March 14-16, 2018. Business leaders from across the state converged in our nation’s capital to meet with all seven members of the Oregon congressional delegation, as well as the Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and chair of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Appropriations, Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID). Additionally, the delegation met with representatives from the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Priority issues for this year’s delegation included supporting international trade through preserving the North American Free Trade Agreement and expanding bilateral trade agreements, advocating for a comprehensive federal investment in our infrastructure system and preserving successful transportation grant programs, supporting programs that address homelessness and affordable housing, and changing the federal government’s approach to funding for wildfires. In addition to the top priorities, the delegation discussed several other important issues with members of Congress and the Administration, including the Portland Harbor Superfund site, the 2018 Farm Bill, natural resource preservation and energy, immigration reform, gun control, and higher education funding, among other policy issues.