Florida Chamber Urges Action on Key Issues During D.C. Fly-In

Florida Chamber of Commerce members recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they met with members of the Florida Congressional Delegation to discuss long overdue federal tax reform, healthcare and the importance of trade to job creation in Florida.

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Florida Chamber representatives and Florida business leaders meet with members of the Florida Congressional Delegation,  including Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Vern Buchanan 

The Florida Chamber’s Washington D.C. Fly-In included individual meetings with members of the Florida Congressional Delegation, including Senator Marco Rubio, House Committee on Appropriations Member Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Ways and Means Committee Member, Co-Chair of the Florida Congressional Delegation, Past Chair of the Florida Chamber Board of Directors, Congressman Vern Buchanan, and others.

Additional discussions included addressing common sense regulatory reform, lowering healthcare costs and creating better outcomes, investing in infrastructure, entitlement reform and passing the Water Resources Development Act.

Here’s how you can get involved with the Florida Chamber’s efforts:

Pushing Back Against Overreaching Federal Regulations

Florida Chamber Holds Washington, D.C. ‘Fly-In’ to Meet With Lawmakers/Federal Officials

With job creators facing a tidal wave of overreaching federal regulations, the Florida Chamber of Commerce this week is leading a delegation of board members on a “Washington, D.C. Fly-In,” meeting with members of Florida’s Congressional delegation – urging their support of job creators and pushing back against burdensome regulations.

Overreaching federal regulations is the number one concern of Florida Chamber members and partners, according to its latest Florida Business Agenda survey.

“Florida companies are increasingly concerned about the tsunami of federal regulations headed their way,” said David Hart, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber. “The Florida Chamber’s Washington, D.C. Fly-In allows our members and partners to serve as citizen lobbyist, side-by-side with our professional advocacy team, to further strengthen the voice of Florida’s business community and to say enough is enough when it comes to overreaching federal regulations.”


In recent weeks, the Florida Chamber has officially opposed numerous overreaching federal regulations, including:

  • EPA’s Waters of the U. S. Rule
  • EPA’s Ozone Regulations Rule
  • EPA’s Clean Power Plan Rule
  • Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule

The Florida Chamber’s Washington, D.C. Fly-In includes meetings with:

  • Congresswoman Corrine Brown
  • Congressman Vern Buchanan
  • Congressman Carlos Curbelo
  • Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
  • Congressman David Jolly
  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen
  • Congressman Daniel Webster
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture

During the two-days of meetings, the Florida Chamber team also discussed:

  • Reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank
  • Transportation reauthorization (related to surface transportation)
  • International trade

Spearheading this Florida Chamber advocacy opportunity are Alice Ancona, Director of Global Outreach, and Drew Preston, Chief of Staff & Vice President, Office of the President.