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Colorado Chamber Touts Legislative Successes as General Assembly Concludes

DENVER – As the 2019 state legislative session comes to a close, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce highlighted the legislative accomplishments the organization achieved on behalf of its members and the broader business community. “With a heavy focus on business-related issues at the capitol this legislative session, our primary responsibility has been to protect employers […]


Statement by the Colorado Chamber on Amended Paid Family Leave Bill

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@COchamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from Loren Furman, senior vice president of state and federal relations, regarding the amended Senate Bill 188 that passed second reading on the Senate floor this evening: “Our opposition to SB 188 has never been […]


The Colorado Chamber Files Comments in Support of the EPA’s Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@COchamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) in support of its revised definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WoTUS) in the Clean Water Act. The Colorado Chamber previously opposed the original 2015 WoTUS rule, arguing that […]


What They Are Saying: The FAMLI Act is Bad for Businesses and Workers

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce is part of a coalition of public and private sector organizations that are voicing their concerns with Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Act, which recently passed the Senate Finance Committee. The legislation creates a […]


Amended FAMLI Bill Still Costly, Restrictive for Employers and Employees

For media inquiries, contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – In response to Senate Bill 188 being amended and passed out of the Senate Finance Committee today, Senior Vice President of State and Federal Relations Loren Furman released the following statement: “While we appreciate the efforts by the bill’s sponsors to improve upon this legislation, […]


Statement by Chuck Berry on SB 181 Debate in the House of Representatives

For media inquiries, please contact CMeyer@cochamber.com.  DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from Chamber President Chuck Berry on Senate Bill 181, the oil and gas bill up for debate in the Colorado House of Representatives today: “We are fortunate to have such abundant natural resources in Colorado, and we’re grateful […]


Colorado Chamber Supports Bills Ensuring More Funding for Transportation and Education

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@COchamber.com. DENVER – The Board of Directors of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce voted yesterday to support House Bills 1257 and 1258, which would allow voters to decide whether the state can keep excess revenues under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) and allocate one-third each to […]


Colorado Chamber Testifies on FAMLI Bill in Senate Committee

For media inquiries, contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@COchamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce joined with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, local chambers and business organizations to testify late into yesterday evening against Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill. Public entities also joined with the business community to oppose […]



Colorado Employers Statement on SB 188 FAMLI Committee Hearing

For media inquiries, contact Cynthia Meyer at Cmeyer@COchamber.com DENVER – Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill, is currently being heard this afternoon in the State Senate. As of last night and this morning, state government agencies, schools, city and county governments, the House Chamber and the Denver International Airport all […]