Key Takeaways from Yesterday’s Florida Chamber Call with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

“501(c)(6) organization inclusion in Phase 4 legislation is important for economic development in that Chambers of Commerce are critical in providing information to businesses about the virus.”

–Florida Senator Marco Rubio to Florida Chamber Members

Thank you for joining us for the Chamber’s September federal update with Senator Marco Rubio. We were honored to have Senator Rubio provide his insight on Phase 4 recovery legislation and state and federal issues as the nation works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Key takeaways from yesterday’s webinar include: 

  • Liability protections for businesses should be a top priority in any Phase 4 recovery legislation.
  • Amendment 2 is on the November ballot which raises Florida’s minimum wage to $15/hour. With small business still reeling from the effects of COVID-19, now is not the time to raise minimum wage which will put the brakes on Florida’s economy. Vote “No” on 2 and keep $15/hour mandatory wage out of Florida’s constitution.
  • Download the Florida Chamber Safety Council’s Free Returning to Work Safely During COVID-19 Playbook here.
  • Wearing masks and social distancing is largely working as we see Florida’s average daily COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward.
  • Japan is paying at least $536 million for Japanese companies to leave China              
  • Join the Florida Chamber and Florida Chamber Foundation on October 20, 21, and 22 as we secure Florida’s future. Registration is open for the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Future of Florida Forum. Register here

The November 3rd election is fast approaching. Business leaders are uniting to make sure Florida’s economy is not further disrupted by amendments like amendment 2 that would be bad for Florida’s economy and even worse for Floridians. Now is not the time to raise Florida’s minimum wage when in some sectors, more than a quarter of small businesses may close permanently due to the financial hardship caused by the COVID pandemic. The Chamber is fighting to ensure Florida keeps moving forward. More on this in the weeks to come. 

Click here to view today’s recorded webinar and the key slides from our Zoom call.