Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Supports Traditional Transfer of Presidential Power

As leaders of Michigan businesses; Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, some who supported President Trump for reelection and some who voted for Vice President Biden, we agree that a central tenet of American democracy is the maintenance of norms that provide the stability our society is based upon. One of those critical norms is the smooth and gracious transfer of presidential power.

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Gov. Whitmer, Michigan Legislators Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Barriers to Licensure for Servicemembers, Veterans, and Dependents

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, LARA Director Orlene Hawks, Adjutant General and DMVA Director Major General Paul Rogers, and MVAA Director Zaneta Adams announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation that supports military personnel, veterans, and their families by reducing barriers to professional licensure. Rep. Andrea Schroeder (R-Independence Twp.), Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing), Sen. John Bizon (R-Battle Creek), and Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit) are the primary sponsors of the legislation. 

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Post-Election Summary: Chamber Endorsements See 97.7% Success Rate

The Detroit Regional Chamber PAC again released its list of bipartisan endorsements ahead of the November 2020 general election. The endorsements were made based on responses to a Chamber PAC survey, input from PAC members, and individual interactions. Endorsements were also based on alignment with the Chamber’s legislative policy priorities. The Chamber’s track record of success held strong this year with a 97.7% success rate in the election of its endorsed candidates.

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Chamber Government Relations Team Connects Members to Incoming Michigan House Leaders to Discuss Post-Election Legislative Priorities

The Detroit Regional Chamber Government Relations team convened members of its Advocacy Advisory Council – which comprises Elite Chamber members – with incoming Michigan House Minority Leader, Rep. Donna Lasinski, and Michigan House Speaker-Elect, Rep. Jason Wentworth. This exclusive conversation led by the Chamber’s Vice President of Government Relations, Brad Williams, offered critical conversation about election outcomes and what lies ahead for Michigan through lame duck and into the new legislative session in 2021.

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