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We support key legislation that affects our business community.
The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber is a non-partisan organization that supports legislation based on the following criteria:

  • Benefits the overall needs of the Terrebonne Parish economy
  • Benefits the business community at large
  • Upholds responsible government and pro-business legislation

  • 2017

    State Treasurer and Public Service Commission Candidates
    Primary Elections are Saturday, October 14th. Below is the list of candidates for State Treasurer and Public Service Commission, District 2. The deadline to register to vote is September 13th, and early voting will be September 30th - October 7th. The General Election will be November 18th . . . Read Here
    PAR Commentary, Update on Steve Scalise's Condition, and More
    This week, Congressman Steve Scalise was readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to new concerns of infection. He underwent surgery and tolerated the procedure well. He remains in serious condition and will continue healing and treatment at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Please note that our offices remain open and ready to assist you in any way that we can. Our focus remains on fighting for Louisiana's values and priorities, and we are so thankful for the continued outpouring of prayers and kind words for Rep. Scalise and all others injured in the attack . . . Read Here
    Special Session is complete, final report on session from our lobbyist, Eric Sunstrom
    The people of the industry are the people of the state The people of the oil and natural gas industry live, work and raise their families across south Louisiana and in every parish of the state. The industry is made up of dedicated individuals, from proud veterans to fishermen. Get involved - join thousands of supporters across the state who are standing up for the industry by sharing your #WeAreLAOilandGas story with us! Read Here
    Louisiana Legislature Officially in Special Session
    Today, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for 10 years. The NFIP is currently set to expire on September 30, 2017 . . . Read Here
    Final Crunch: Legislative Session set to end this Thursday at 6 PM
    Monday, June 5th was the last day to pass legislation in the regular order. At this point, both the House and Senate must suspend the rules with a 2/3 vote in order to pass additional bills. Most time will now be spent on conference committee reports, concurrences and resolutions before Sine Die this Thursday at 6pm . . . Read Here
    LA SAFE Community Meetings, Latest in Oil & Natural Gas News, and LABI Updates & President's View
    The state program LA SAFE is aimed at creating a plan and implementing solutions for our coastal land loss crisis. They are hosting three community meetings in Terrebonne seeking input from the community. Click here for more information . . . Read Here
    Gas Tax Moving Forward, Update from our lobbyist, Eric Sunstrom, and LABI's weekly legislative update
    Back in 1999, Louisiana embarked on a process to create a vision for the state with a focus on economic development. It was called Vision 2020 and it laid out a master plan based on priorities that would move Louisiana forward . . . Read Here
    Commentaries from PAR, an update from our lobbyist, Eric Sunstrom, and LABI's weekly legislative update
    Our Lobbyist, Eric Sunstrom, has provided an update on the current Louisiana legislative session. . . . Read Here
    Update from Eric Sunstrom, LABI update, and Bill Cassidy: Jimmy Kimmel Test & Bipartisan Letter
    Tuesday, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate Floor to discuss the need to reduce insurance premiums, return power back to states and ensure that the final Obamacare repeal and replace plan passes the "Jimmy Kimmel Test." . . . Read Here