Federal Bills

Health Care

Health Insurance Tax
On August 21, 2017, the California Chamber of Commerce asked congressional leaders to delay and/or repeal the tax on health insurance providers. The tax in reality is an indirect tax on responsible employers because the tax is calculated on insurance premiums paid for by employers. View the CalChamber letter.

International

U. S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS)
The California Chamber of Commerce reaffirmed support for the U. S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) in a letter sent September 5, 2017 to members of the Trump Administration, including the Secretary of Commerce and the US Trade Representative. View the CalChamber letter.

NAFTA
On June 12, 2017 the California Chamber of Commerce submitted comments on “Negotiating Objectives Regarding Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico” to the U.S. Trade Representative – with a copy to the California Congressional Delegation. View the full text of the CalChamber’s submission.

(May 31, 2017) Lanhee J. Chen of the Hoover Institution comments on political and policy aspects of the Trump administration’s approach to trade policy, at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on May 31. The talk show format session was moderated by CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg.