As the Voice of Michigan Business, Chamber Heads to D.C.

February 17, 2020

To help create stronger relationships with members of Congress, key staff and our members with government relations professionals based in Washington D.C., the Michigan Chamber’s Director of Tax Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Dan Papineau, and Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, Jason Geer, spent two days in the nation’s capital last week.

During their stay, Dan and Jason visited seven congressional offices, touched base with Governor Whitmer's D.C. staff, and spoke with representatives from 15 Chamber member businesses. Bringing the voice of Michigan’s business community to Washington D.C. is a priority for the Michigan Chamber. From discussions on climate change, to the Governor’s budget or other hot issues at the state level, to federal policy on environmental contaminants or the Export Import Bank, Dan and Jason covered a wide gamut of issues. 

The Michigan Chamber will remain the most effective statewide business advocacy organization in Michigan and is committed to amplifying our members’ voice in Washington D.C., as well.  By building stronger ties in Washington and working more closely with the U.S Chamber and National Association of Manufacturers, the Michigan Chamber can broaden its influence and represent the interests of our members even more.

For more information on the Michigan Chamber’s Federal Advocacy work, please contact Dan Papineau at