Maryland Chamber adds new policy committees

(ANNAPOLIS, Md.- December 11, 2018) Two new committees, focused on growing sectors within the state, have been added to the existing committees run by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

With a rise in issues in the health care, bio-pharmaceutical, cyber and technology industries, as well as significant growth in these sectors as economic drivers, the Maryland Chamber felt the need to spotlight these areas. Two new committees, Health Care and BioPharma and Cyber and Technology have been added to the existing policy committees run by the Maryland Chamber.

The Maryland Chamber has 11 policy committees that help shape advocacy for Maryland business. Committee members work closely with the government affairs team throughout the legislative session to ensure that we are representing their industries accurately and stay abreast of new advancements in their fields.

The new policy committees will focus on the following:

HEALTH CARE & BIOPHARMA

The Maryland Chamber believes in meaningful health care reform that allows employers to best meet the needs of their employees. This committee covers all health care issues, including cost factors, mandated health benefit demands, and regulatory oversights and requirements relative to improving Maryland’s current market-based health care system. Additionally, this committee will now address issues regarding legislative interaction in the pharmacological discovery and development processes and related areas.

Key issues for this committee include:

See how the Maryland Chamber supports the biopharma industry.

CYBER & TECHNOLOGY

The Maryland Chamber believes the fields of cyber and technology are important and growing sectors of Maryland’s economy. It supports the development of policies that encourage and facilitate growth, entrepreneurship and innovation within these sectors.

This committee covers issues related to growing and retaining biotechnology, cybersecurity, and other high-tech business innovators, including a focus on industry infrastructure needs.

Key issues for this committee include:

Participation from businesses in all industries and sectors is encouraged. Your involvement will play a primary role in the direction the Maryland Chamber takes on important matters before the Maryland General Assembly.

 

Learn more about all policy committees.

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