Governor Abbott Ends Texas Participation in Supplemental
Austin, Texas –
AUSTIN – Texas Governor Gregg Abbott announced today that the state will no longer participate in the federal supplemental unemployment benefits program, citing the strong momentum in the economy as it reopens.
On May 13, TAB, along with more than 50 business associations and chambers of commerce, sent a letter to Governor Abbott and the Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, Bryan Daniel, asking them to consider ending Texas’s participation in this program.
“Today’s announcement is a boon for businesses who are struggling to get back on their feet in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said TAB CEO, Glenn Hamer.
Texans Weigh in on Election Reform
Austin, Texas –
AUSTIN – The Texas Association of Business (TAB) today released the survey results on Texas election reforms currently being considered by the Texas legislature.
The poll was conducted by Baselice & Associates on behalf of TAB’s membership. “These survey results show that voters support ease of voting, ballot security and uniformity across the state, while opposing the federal government dictating election laws in Texas,” said Baselice CEO and President, Mike Baselice.
“As state leaders work to achieve even greater security and participation in the electoral process, the Texas business community encourages the legislature to work in a bipartisan fashion to meet these goals,” said TAB CEO, Glenn Hamer.
View the key findings of the poll here
Statement on the Situation at the U.S. Capitol Building
Austin, Texas – The following statement in response to the situation at the U.S. Capitol building should be attributed to Aaron Cox, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Texas Association of Business:
“What we are witnessing at the U.S. Capitol today is a tragic moment for America and our democratic process which allows and safeguards our freedom and free enterprise system which have made our government and economy the strongest, most prosperous and greatest on earth. This threat to our democracy must end, and our leaders in Washington should work to allow the peaceful transfer of power to proceed. Today’s insurrection runs counter to our US Constitution and the rule of law.
“We in the Texas business community are working to get Texans back to work, help Texans recover from this pandemic, and build back our economy even stronger. Today’s violence in Washington, DC, is antithetical to the hard work and spirit of America’s job creators and workers in building a prosperous and free nation for all.
“We ask our President, President-elect and our elected officials from all parties and philosophies to work to calm our nation, end this insurrection, and pray for the safety of all of our leaders and first responders in Washington and Austin during this critical moment for our country.”