Press Releases

For Immediate Release
August 4, 2017

PA Chamber Applauds Rob Powelson’s Confirmation to FERC

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement regarding Rob Powelson’s confirmation to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission:


“On behalf of Pennsylvania’s broad-based business community, I congratulate Rob Powelson on his confirmation to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Commissioner Powelson served the state well during his time with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and will no doubt serve with distinction in this important post. We thank him and his family for his public service to our state and nation.


“The PA Chamber also applauds Senators Toomey and Casey for their bipartisan support of Commissioner Powelson and a number of other federal nominees to various positions in the Trump administration, including another Commissioner to FERC – ensuring that this important regulatory commission now has quorum. We are encouraged by this display of bipartisanship and hope to see further collaboration on important issues facing this country, such as health care reform, tax reform, regulatory reform and national security.” 



The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.