2021 Legislative Priorities
Approved by The Chamber Board on September 25, 2020.
Purpose of Agenda: The purpose of the Business Advocacy’s Legislative Agenda is to summarize the important legislative goals and areas of concern to our community.
Education & Workforce
Promote and expand primary and secondary education initiatives that support a skilled workforce and job growth in our community.
Promote policies that renew regional charity care agreements and provides funding for Southeast Texas uninsured. Leverage emphasis on COVID-19 impacts to expand regional access to health insurance by maximizing federal and state funding for health and human service providers.
Continued stewardship of our natural resources to ensure a sustainable national and local economy.
Promote effective, collaborative strategies to construct and maintain safe, reliable, and affordable infrastructure; these core services are at the heart of every aspect of daily life in our community.
Support policies and programs that encourage the development of new technology and the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved areas and that also recognize affordability as a vital concern.