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The State of Play ahead of the US Midterm Elections

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Today, our Chamber, together with IE university's School of Global Public Affairs celebrated the event "The State of Play Ahead of the Upcoming Midterm Elections" with the participation of Jon Decker, Gray TV’s White House correspondent.

During his intervention Decker shared with our members and IE students his opinions and thoughts on the last year of Joe Biden's presidency and what could be expected for the next few years, especially in light of the upcoming midterm elections.

For Decker, simply having a slight majority in the Senate or a 50/50 Senate is not enough for the President and if there is a Republican majority, Biden's legislative agenda will find itself stalling. Decker doesn't see the Republicans and Democrats joining together again on passing big and bold legislation in the upcoming years as they had for the recently approved infrastructure bill.

When asked about his prediction for the results of the upcoming elections, Decker stated that Ohio and Pennsylvania are decisive states, and the results there would be crucial for the midterm elections, however, it is difficult to make a prediction at the moment precisely because these states still haven't announced their candidates.

On the subject of the general elections, although Biden running for a second term still hasn’t been confirmed, one of the most important questions to ponder would be: “What does the President pursue? Will the President pursue a progressive agenda during the next two years, or will he shift toward the center and put himself in a “good position” for the General elections as Bill Clinton did in the past?”

The results of a general election with President Biden running for a second term would largely be affected by how the he chooses to manage policy and legislation in the next few years.  

17 Jan 2022

AmChamSpain's Christmas Party

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On December 1st, the AmChamSpain Christmas Party took place, one of the most important networking events of the year, where we had the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Chamber and welcome Christmas with the leaders of our member companies.

For a few hours, the Four Seasons hotel in Madrid became the setting for a great celebration where more than 200 members and friends of the Chamber were able to get into the Christmas spirit.

In his welcoming speech, our Chairman Jaime Malet expressed his gratitude to the members for their collaboration and participation during the year. He took the opportunity to greet prominent members of the Government and politicians present at the celebration such as Pablo Casado, President of the Popular Party; Eugenia Carballedo, President of the Madrid Assembly; Carme Artigas, Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence; Juan José González, President Emeritus of the Constitutional Court; Josep Pique, former Minister of Foreign Affairs; José Montilla, former President of the Generalitat; José Blanco, former Minister of Public Works and Eduardo Serra, former Minister of Defense.

Acting US Ambassador Conrad Tribble joined the President's welcoming remarks, referring to the close relationship between the diplomatic mission of the Embassy and the Chamber, highlighting the work and joint effort to strengthen of trade between Spain and the United States.

Following the speeches, live performances by Pitingo and Picocos Band took place.

We want to convey a special thanks to the member companies that made this celebration possible:

Gold Sponsors: DAMM, Philip Morris and Banco Santander.

Silver Sponsors: American Express, Amgen, Atlantic Copper, Bristol Myers Squibb, Costco Wholesale, Delta Air Lines, Globalvia, Google, Metlife and Nippon Gases.

03 Dec 2021
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