Legislative Affairs Trips

The Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce is the only organization in B/CS that advocates for local businesses interests at the local, state and federal levels with elected officials. We use guiding principles when considering positions on business issues – not social issues. At the heart of these principles is the certainty that the strength of a nation, a state and community is a reflection of the strength of their economies. Wealth and jobs are created through economic development in a free society by means of free enterprise. Businesses, especially small businesses, are the engines that drive economic growth and rely on an atmosphere conducive to that growth.

Washington D.C. - May 11-14, 2015

Each year our Chamber creates a Federal Legislative Action Plan (FLAP).  Developing and delivering the FLAP is a six month process.  Working with our Board, members, Legislative Affairs, Transportation and Health & Wellness Committees the FLAP committee surveys the membership and evaluate and discusses issues that face our business community. The final plan is approved by the Board of Directors. The most recent FLAP is provided on the link below for your review and comments.

A delegation of B/CS Chamber members goes to Washington, D.C. each year to present the FLAP to Congress in May.  Delegate teams meet with every office in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate representing Texas; selected members of key committees; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and designates from key federal government agencies.  We work closely with our local Congressman Bill Flores’ office to coordinate a Congressional Leadership Briefing in the U.S. Capitol.  If you are interested in helping with our government affairs process or would like to join us in Washington email burl@bcschamber.org.

2015 Federal Legislative Action Plan

State Legislative Action Plan & Austin Delegation Trip

For over 20 years the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce has been taking a delegation of members to Austin during the Legislative Session -- as the voice of local business.  Through the Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Committee, we help those politically active in our Chamber community create a unified and powerful legislative policy agenda for our elected officials at the state level.  You can review and comment on our 2015 State Legislative Action Plan (SLAP) on the link below.

Our Chamber delegation of sixteen teams presents the SLAP to the 181 offices of the Texas State Legislator followed by a reception for the delegation, invited VIPs and Legislators.

Thank you to all of our SLAP committee and subcommittee volunteers, the board and our membership for their input into our government affairs process. If you are interested in helping with our government affairs process or would like to join us in Austin email burl@bcschamber.org.

2015 State Legislative Action Plan

A Special Thanks to Our Government Affairs Sponsor: Regency Luxury Apartments

Our Government Affairs Sponsor provides the Chamber with the added resources needed to better represent, educate, advocate and legislate for our members – so we don’t use dues.

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