Press Release

U.S. Chamber Launches Interactive Pakistan Map to Aid Business Involvement in Flood Response

October 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center unveiled the Pakistan Flood Response Map, an interactive website to accomplish real-time, in-depth information sharing to assist companies and humanitarian organizations responding to the massive floods in Pakistan. The map, made possible by a grant from theAbbott Fund, the philanthropic foundation for the global health care company, Abbott, includes data on 450 projects, representing 130 organizations, 80 businesses, and more than one billion dollars in contributions to the Pakistan’s recovery effort.

U.S. Chamber Congratulates Nine States and D.C. on Winning Race to the Top Competition

August 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today congratulated the 10 winners of the Race to the Top competition’s second phase: the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
 

U.S. Chamber Outlines Opposition to Gainful Employment Regulation

August 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education strongly opposing the draft gainful employment regulation which would require an arbitrary debt-to-income ratio for certain institutions of higher education. The Chamber urged the Department to withdraw the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, citing the harmful, unintended consequence of limiting students’ access to educational opportunities. 
 

U.S. Chamber Strongly Opposed to Funding Cuts in Key Education Reform Initiatives

August 3, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Counselor to the President, Arthur J. Rothkopf, issued the following statement today strongly opposing the House-passed funding cuts in key education reform initiatives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), as offsets to broader education funding, and encouraged the Senate not to include these cuts in any legislation they consider:
 

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