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Chamber To Express Local Concerns In D.C.


Lloyd Joyce has seen plenty of changes in his 42 years of business.

He's the owner of Lloyd Joyce Agri Services in Bryan, and the economy has drastically changed his business.

"We are concerned about the debt, not so much for us, but for our children and grandchildren," Joyce said.

Joyce voiced his concerns to the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce.

"Things might not be exactly like we want them, but we need to work to change them if they aren't right," Joyce said.

Now the Chamber is going to do something about it. Twenty-four delegates from the area are heading to Washington D.C. to speak with nearly every legislator from Texas and a few other big names in the political arena.

The initiative to make a positive change in the BCS community has paid off and has become an annual trip since 2000.

Chace Murphy is making the trip for the first time.

"I want to see what this is all about," Murphy said. "Plus, it gives us an opportunity to take a very business friendly and economically responsible message to law makers in D.C. in hopes of getting our message across."

Murphy is hoping for a positive message from the lawmakers, even if they don't agree on the same issues.

These citizens heading up to Washington are planning on bring up hot topic issues such as how the latest healthcare reform will effect small businesses and how they should also be balancing their budget.

With the community's issues on their shoulders, the delegates are proudly stepping into the political ring to try and make a difference back home.


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