Advocating for Small Business in D.C.

The Chamber has a history of success in working with our Congressional delegation to drive funding to Central Oregon for transportation in infrastructure projects, among other policy priorities.

Through strong partnerships with Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, former Congressman Greg Walden (now looking forward to working with Congressman Cliff Bentz) the Chamber has successfully advocated for funding projects in Bend that will improve safety and support our growing region.

Focus on COVID Resources and Funding

Throughout the COVID crisis, the Chamber stayed actively engaged with the US Chamber of Commerce to monitor and support federal policy responses to the pandemic. We supported both economic stimulus packages and the Paycheck Protection Program, as well as specific funding consideration for Central Oregon industries particularly hard hit. We also advocated for additional local decision making for federal relief dollars and partnered with the City of Bend to distribute federal dollars in grants to local businesses in need.

Recent Legislative Updates

Join Bend Chamber CEO Katy Brooks and Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley as they discuss the new COVID-19 relief package, a Federal stimulus update and other key legislative proposals planned for 2021.

Learn More About Your Representatives

Oregon members of Congress:

Congressman Cliff Bentz
Senator Ron Wyden
Senator Jeff Merkley

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