August 27, 2014

Government Relations News-in-Brief

Association News

U.S. Travel Association recently introduced an app called “I’m Stuck” that allows users to voice their complaints about travel directly to Congress. In particular, the app targets infrastructure bills. The association claims that poor and aging infrastructure is responsible for many of the travel delays experienced by Americans.

The International Franchise Association lauded Chicago’s Minimum Wage Working Group’s decision to treat all small businesses in in the city, including individual franchises, as equal with regard to any potential minimum wage hike. “We are pleased and truly grateful the task force recommended…that any wage ordinance should provide equal treatment to all businesses” said Steve Caldeira, President and CEO of IFA.

The Airports Council International –North America held a briefing earlier this month to establish a campaign to add airport modernizing financing to 2015’s FAA reauthorization. ACI-NA president and CEO Kevin M. Burke noted that Congress is focused on land transportation in 2014 and that 2015 will be aviation’s year.

The National Association of Manufacturers launched a roadshow campaign with prominent manufacturing executives to talk to manufacturers of all sizes about government relations and policy issues that manufacturers are facing and will face in the future.

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