Energy & Environment Committee
- The Committee met with U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, and several members of her staff, as part of the May 2022 Washington Leaders Conference.
- BOEM Meeting
- Possible fall events with GVW, impact of IRA on NE energy landscape
Financial Services Committee
- In May, the Committee had meetings with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, and Assistant Secretary of Labor Ali Khawar as part of the Washington Leaders’ Conference.
- Another DOL virtual Meeting?
- Earlier this year, the House passed one of the Committee’s top priorities, the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022, known as SECURE 2.0. The Council wrote to the New England House delegation in support of the bill last year, and will soon be sending a letter to the region’s Senate delegation in support of the Senate’s version of retirement savings legislation.
- Crypto/Fintech evemt
- The Healthcare Committee is one of our largest, and one with a wide array of interests and priorities. As such, earlier this year we announced the establishment of several subcommittees within the Healthcare Committee to enable members to play a more active role in shaping advocacy and planning programming for the broader Healthcare Committee.
- Addiction & Behavioral Health Subcommittee
- Health Equity Subcommittee
- Health Innovation & Technology Subcommittee
- Workforce Subcommittee
- Each of the four subcommittees met for an initial organizing discussion in the spring, and are meeting again this month. Each group has identified key policy issues to monitor for potential advocacy, and plans are coming together for two healthcare related events this fall:
- New England Innovates program focusing on some of the leadership in the region around combatting Alzheimer’s Disease
- A roundtable discussion with Rep. Jim McGovern on the issue of food security.
Higher Education Committee
- The Committee had the opportunity to meet with Under Secretary of Education James Kvaar as part of the Washington Leaders’ Conference in May.
- In July, the Council launched a new online version of our Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline Directory. After multiple print editions over the past 6 years, this resource has been transitioned to a searchable, sortable online database that highlights over 100 programs involving Council members – both educational institutions and employers. View the Directory.
- Our new Director of Federal Affairs Mariah Healy has been spending some time in recent months connecting with various higher education members and the committee will meet hold it’s next meeting on September XX.
- New Committee co-chair?
Technology & Innovation Working Group
- Earlier this year, the Council launched our new Technology & Innovation Working group, which replaces our former Technology Committee and Advanced Manufacturing Working Group. This new cross-sector working group was established to bring together Council members from a variety of industries to collaborate on issues impacting the region’s innovation economy.
- Our new Director of Federal Affairs Mariah Healy is now the lead Council staffer for this working group.
- CHIPS Act Advocacy
- Blue Economy event in the works
Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
- WLC meeting – cmte staff
Trade Working Group
- USTR Meeting
- New co-chair