Federal Legislative Agenda

45年来,cq9跳高高试玩版(San Antonio Chamber of Commerce)一直前往华盛顿特区.C., to promote and drive important initiatives that benefit San Antonio’s business community and ensure the city remains the best place to live, work, and play.

During the 118th Congress, the Chamber will support legislation and appropriations for: improved infrastructure; public and higher education; improved access and affordability of healthcare, 以及维持和增加军事任务.

Federal Legislative Agenda

General Business & Economic Development

  • 支持为楼龄超过25年的办公楼提供税收抵免,使其按照历史税收抵免的模式转换为其他用途.
  • Supports a legislative solution that authorizes nonstop flights from San Antonio (SAT) – Military City USA – to Reagan National (DCA).
  • 支持SAT机场航站楼扩建.
  • 支持解决供应链限制的行动,并鼓励商品和服务与美国自由流动.S. Trading Partners.

 Aerospace

  • Supports passage of the FAA Reauthorization enabling additional support to the growth of the advanced air mobility industry in Texas and creating incentives for testing and implementing infrastructure to support that industry.
  • Supports authorizing and appropriating additional funding to improve Department of Defense (DoD) military readiness rates and reduce the maintenance backlog in tactical aviation in our military services.
  • 支持增加航空劳动力发展资金和补助项目的努力.
  • 支持立法增加对学前教育到12年级和高等教育机构的航空航天教育项目的资助.

 

Broadband

  • 鼓励宽带提供商和当地组织之间的公共和私人伙伴关系,以获得建设中的最佳产品, service, upgrades, and security.
  • 鼓励在成本高的地区利用联邦资助的可负担性项目. 
  • 支持社区的数字扫盲和在线安全规划.
  • Supports the FCC vision to establish a baseline definition of broadband speeds beyond 100 megabits per second download and 20 megabits per second upload.
  • 支持“可负担网络连接计划”(ACP)的资助和延续。, 减低互联网服务计划的费用,方便合资格的家庭使用互联网服务.
  • Support legislation that will reduce barriers to deployment of broadband infrastructure including streamlining permitting process and interagency coordination.
  • 鼓励投资扩大网络接入,消除有效宽带部署项目的障碍.
  • 通过让美国人更能负担得起互联网服务来促进网络扩张.

Cybersecurity

  • 支持帮助小企业准备和应对网络安全威胁并建立弹性的项目.
  • 支持增加网络安全教育经费, workforce training, education, and retraining.
  • 支持制定向南方合作伙伴出口网络安全产品和服务的跨部门指导方针, 支持他们确保关键基础设施和金融服务安全的努力.
  • 支持FBI和CISA网络事件响应支持和事件调查改革.
  • 支持立法规范隐私, compliance, supply chain verification, 以及各州的认证要求.

Education & Workforce Development

  • Supports efforts to increase funding of special education to fulfill Congressional intent to cover 40% of the cost to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Act.
  • 支持为“从军队到教师”项目提供恢复资金.
  • 通过以下方式支持维护和加强联邦佩尔助学金计划:
    • 将资格扩展到短期/劳动力培训项目.
    • 增加年度最大金额.
    • 扩大DACA学生的资格.
    • 将终身资格增加到14个学期.
  • 支持实施策略, rules, and regulations that allow for the investment in successful and employer-led workforce development programs such as Federal incentives to businesses that offer internships, apprenticeships, and OJT opportunities; Perkins Career & Technical Education; Dual credit; Adult education and training including GED/HSE programs; Veterans training; and Educator development and training.
  • Academic Health Centers: Supports enhanced FY25 funding for academic health centers through a full appropriations package to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 卫生资源和服务管理局, 美国国防部(DoD), 疾病控制中心(CDC), and related agencies.
    • 增加医学学术研究和发展的资助机会, workforce development, 并通过投资联邦拨款机会直接提供服务, 以及国会直接支出/社区项目资金的潜在资金, 将继续为我们整个圣安东尼奥和南德克萨斯边境地区的社区提供重要资源吗.”
 

Energy & Sustainability

  • 支持资源中性的碳减排建议, economy-wide, and give San Antonio the flexibility to invest in and transition to low- and non-emitting technologies in a manner consistent with our community’s priorities and the Climate Action & Adaption Plan.
  • Supports additional federal funding for programs such as the Low-Income Home Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as it provides invaluable support and financial assistance to our San Antonio community members unable to pay their energy bills.
  • 支持立法防止在宣布的自然灾害期间不合理和过高的天然气价格上涨, 从而保护客户免受冬日风暴乌里所经历的不必要的经济困难.
  • 支持联邦资金的分配, 特别是通过IRA和IIJA获得的机会, 以及鼓励研究的拨款项目, demonstration, 部署能够促进创新的不断发展的技术, infrastructure growth, 并以具有成本效益的方式协助贝尔县减少净排放量.
  • 支持解决供应链限制的所有行动,并鼓励商品和服务与美国自由流动.S. Trading Partners.
  • Supports retention in federal energy tax policy of a direct pay option for public power and a change in tax policy to reinstate the ability of public power to advance refund existing debt.
  • Supports appropriating $1 billion to the Department of Energy for implementation of the Defense Production Act to address the shortage of distribution transformers.

Healthcare & Bioscience:

  • Supports additional federal funding for programs such as the Low-Income Home Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as it provides invaluable support and financial assistance to our San Antonio community members unable to pay their energy bills.
  • 鼓励能源部撤销配电变压器的能效标准提案. The electric sector continues to face supply constraints for distribution transformers impacting economic development and threatening grid reliability. 即使在经济电气化的步伐加快的时候,美国能源部提出的规则也会使这些限制变得更糟. 美国能源部应该撤销这一规定,并重新评估如何最好地解决当前的供应链限制.
  • 支持对联邦法律进行改革,这些法律目前减缓了获得关键基础设施所需许可的进程. 改革应在不损害环境审查完整性的前提下简化许可程序.
  • 支持农业法案的通过,这是国家在自愿保护方面最大的投资, restoration, 农业和私有土地的管理, - providing food, fiber, clean water & air for the nation.
  • 支持继续使用液体燃料进行运输.
  • Opposes arbitrary deadlines, 比如无法实现的净零排放目标, 也没有能证明其有效性的数据支持. 武断的最后期限扼杀了创新,增加了消费者的成本.
  • 支持德克萨斯州道路上的所有车辆,为我们的道路和高速公路的创建和维护做出贡献. 电动汽车司机的道路使用税每年都要征收,因为他们逃避了在道路和学校加油站缴纳的税.
  • 支持提供低碳激励措施,鼓励企业投资于环保技术或产品.

Housing

  • 支持旨在扩大中低收入家庭经济适用房生产的项目. 包括历史性的税收抵免和2023年的《cq9跳高高试玩版》(AHCIA).
  • 支持增加资金和扩大住房 & 社区发展计划,包括住房投资伙伴计划(Home), 社区发展整笔补助金, 老年人保障性住房计划, 为残疾人士提供支持性住房, 应急方案补助金(ESG), housing vouchers, 以及无家可归者援助项目.
  • 支持鼓励建造独栋住宅和鼓励房屋所有权的项目和激励措施.
  • Supports programs and policies focused on the production and preservation of affordable housing including eliminating barriers and providing relief from inflationary factors including high interest rates, 不断上升的保险成本和监管要求.

International Trade

  • 支持促进贸易增长的立法, partnerships, 基础设施投资以缩短过境等待时间, implementation of the USMCA, and expansion of NAD Bank.
  • 支持增加在岸业务的努力, reshoring, 制造工厂的近岸化, centers, and headquarters to US, specifically Texas.

Manufacturing

  • 支持修改税法以鼓励创新和保护研发投资.
  • 支持在购买设备和机器的纳税年度内100%扣除的激励永久化.
  • 支持国会的努力,帮助企业为其增长融资,并取消对利息扣除的更严格限制.

Military Affairs 

  • 支持弹性(基础设施)的进步, climate, mission) for installations through collaboration with communities by continuing investment in programs that mutually benefit communities and military missions such as: Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) Military Installation Resilience Review (MIRR) grant, 国防社区基础设施计划(DCIP), 国防制造社区支持计划(DMCSP).
  • Supports the strengthening efforts for the resilience of military service members and families through efforts to address unique challenges including:
    • 确保基地住房安全、优质.
    • 提倡适当的住房补助, 例如透过基本房屋津贴(BAH),百分之百支付房屋开支.
    • 加强退伍军人管理局住房贷款计划.
  • 协助解决现役军人的住房问题,包括:
    • Restoring 100% BAH.
    • 改革BAH计算流程.
    • 在基地外的社区建造更多的住房.
  • 支持国会的努力, 退伍军人事务部, 以及国防部减少军人和退伍军人自杀.
  • Supports increasing advocacy for community-led initiatives that enhance military spouse employment and promote military-community efforts to ensure military families have access to high-quality schools, childcare, spousal employment, and special needs programs.
    • 支持促进军人配偶长期和有意义就业的政策.
    • 支持扩大工作占用税收抵免,包括军人配偶.
    • 继续倡导为军人及其家庭提供托儿解决方案,包括:
      • 全额资助学费援助计划
      • 解决人员配备和能力挑战
      • 深入研究儿童保育挑战对招聘、准备和保留的影响.
  • 支持全额资助“影响力援助”,以抵消地区教育大量军人子女所产生的费用.
  • Supports in holding future Department of Defense Warrior Games in the Alamo Region and works with Army Leadership to ensure support and collaboration of public and private business support.
  • 支持联邦政府对圣安东尼奥地区不断发展的网络安全/国家安全生态系统的持续投资, 包括支持国防部/美国空军与圣安东尼奥港的合作,以建立一个新的, 为第16航空队及相关机构的合并校园, addressing critical USAF facilities need and further strengthening and leveraging San Antonio’s regional cyber and defense capabilities.

Nonprofit

  • Supports the restoration of a universal charitable deduction and other incentives for individual giving for taxpayers to benefit nonprofit organizations working to strengthen our community.
  • Supports the establishment of structural mechanisms in the social sector to help shape and improve federal policies that allow the nonprofit community to serve our community more effectively.
  • Supports in requesting Congress urge the US Department of Labor to withdraw changes to regulations governing employee exemptions to federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • 支持将2025年到期的《cq9跳高高试玩》延期.

Transportation

  • 支持年度拨款和当地奖助金申请(县、市、VIA等).),以配合基建投资的地面运输 & 就业法案(IIJA)/两党基础设施法(BIL)于2021年11月21日签署成为法律.
  • 威盛优先事项有待内部领导批准.
    • Grants being pursued by VIA:
      • 十七辆铰接式巴士获低排放或零排放津贴
      • 巴士及巴士设施拨款兴建第二个维修设施.

Water

  • 支持继续通过美国联邦政府拨款.S. 西城河生态系统恢复项目的陆军工程兵团.
  • 支持在将爱德华兹含水层中的盲鲶列为濒危物种之前对它们进行更多的研究.
  • 支持增加联邦对水和污水处理基础设施的投资,以帮助公用事业公司解决紧迫的需求.
  • 支持为管理水务事业提供稳定和公平框架的法律法规.
  • 支持正在进行的节约用水工作, 如提高用水效率,减少水分流失.
  • 支持水和废水紧急援助计划.