Latest United States Chamber of Commerce News

Cap on drug price hikes for privately insured sparks battle

Nov. 21, 2021 08:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Workers and families with private health insurance would reap savings on prescription drugs from a little-noticed provision in President Joe Biden's sweeping social agenda bill. It's meant to break the cycle of annual price increases for widely used medicines. ...

Businesses nervously await fine print of vax-or-test rule

Oct. 19, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than six weeks after promising a new vaccination-or-testing rule covering the millions of Americans at companies with 100 or more workers, President Joe Biden’s most aggressive move yet to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is almost ready to see the light of day. ...

Virginia cafe a finalist in U.S. Chamber of Commerce awards

Sep. 18, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Victoria Kidd said she is always humbled when thinking about the reputation that her Hideaway Cafe has earned since opening its doors in downtown Winchester in 2015. That reputation, she said, has always been one of inclusivity and service. And...

Democrats call oil giants to testify on climate campaign

Sep. 16, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are calling top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants to testify at a House hearing as lawmakers investigate what they say is a long-running, industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global...

White House, Democrats tangle over Biden bid to raise taxes

Sep. 11, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has a simple message for fellow Democrats about his plan to raise taxes to remake large swaths of the American economy: look beyond the bottom line. Biden is trying to persuade Democrats to embrace a more emotional argument, namely...

Kentucky's Brent Spence bridge repair job wins award

Sep. 07, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's emergency project to repair and reopen the Brent Spence Bridge has earned an award, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The project was selected for regional recognition in the America’s Transportation Awards...