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Florida Chamber president to testify in Congress about welfare programs



The head of Florida's Chamber of Commerce is heading to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to testify in Congress about how to get more people off welfare and into jobs.

Mark Wilson, president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is one of five people invited to testify before a subcommittee of the House Ways & Means Committee at 10 a.m. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Sarasota County Republican, is the chairman of the Human Resources Subcommittee and also a former chairman of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Wilson is expected to talk about breaking the cycle of generational poverty by focusing on early education, school choice options, access to capital for start-up businesses and having a competitive business climate.



[Last modified: Monday, February 29, 2016 8:31pm]


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