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The Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce put together a delegation that visited the capitol in Austin earlier this year. Now, they're going to a different capitol.
Members of the business community and area leaders left from Easterwood Airport Monday morning to head to Washington, DC to meet with elected officials. The Chamber hosts the trip each year to ensure that topics critical to businesses and those that may impact the community overall are delivered directly to Capitol Hill.
“We’re asking the federal government to implement and follow practices just like all businesses have to adhere to succeed,” said Chamber President and CEO Royce Hickman. “Simple things like balancing a budget and reducing spending, while removing or altering items that are impeding business growth.”
Those going on the trip foot the bill themselves in order to meet with members of the Texas delegation. The plan is to visit with all the members of the House of Representatives from the Lone Star State or their staffs, as well as both Texas senators. Meetings are set with District 17's Bill Flores and Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn.
This will be the eleventh trip to Washington by a Chamber delegation, this in addition to regular visits to Austin to meet with the state's leaders and their staffs.
News 3 will have coverage of the trip throughout the week on air and online here at KBTX.com
|MONDAY, DECEMBER 9|
|Beth Lawrence - St. Thomas Early Learning Center Fun Run|
|Jessica Guidry - Christmas on the Brazos|
|Theresa Mangapora - Food for Families Food Drive|
|Reason to Smile - Send in Your Smiles|
|TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10|
|Brooke Conrad - United Way Campaign|
|Jeff Paradowski - Bikes for Kids|
|Mayor Jason Bienski - City of Bryan|
|WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11|
|KBTX Food for Families Food Drive|
|THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12|
|Michael Browder & Gloria Cooks - Pre Appreciation Concert featuring Pastor Beverly Crawford|
|Jay Socol - City of College Station|
|From the Ground Up - Click Here for Stories|
|Half Price Thursday - Click Here for Deals|
|FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13|
|B/CS Chamber of Commerce|
|BFD Elf on the Shelf|
|Jayla Fry - Click for Weekend Gardener|
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