Florida Chamber to buttonhole state's congressional delegation – Florida Politics (blog)
A delegation from the Florida Chamber of Commerce is headed to Washington this week to press the state’s congressional delegation on pro-business policies.
Bob Grammig, the Holland & Knight partner who is the Chamber’s chairman-elect, will lead the “Fly-In” delegation.
Also attending are Lee Sandler, of the Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg law firm; Eric Silagy, Florida Power & Light Co.’s president and CEO; and Chamber representatives Alice Ancona, director for global outreach; Executive Vice President David Hart; Global Outreach Manager Dan Tapia; and Frank Walker, vice president for governmental affairs.
They’ll meet with Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart, Vern Buchanan, Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio, and Dave Reichert of Washington state, chairman of the House Ways and Means trade subcommittee.
The group will be there from Tuesday through Thursday.
Their targets include a Labor Department regulation extending overtime pay to some four million white-collar workers. And they will press for infrastructure spending, including a bill authorizing 25 critical U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects.