Worldwide ERC® Welcomes the 117th U.S. Congress

This week, Worldwide ERC® welcomed the 117th U.S. Congress and encouraged U.S. Representatives and Senators to turn to our members for public policy solutions related to workforce mobility.

On Sunday, 3 January, returning and newly elected U.S. Representatives and Senators from across the country convened in Washington, D.C. to be officially sworn in as the 117th U.S. Congress. On behalf of Worldwide ERC® and the over 5,400 workforce mobility professionals we represent, President and CEO Lynn Shotwell sent welcome letters to every member of the new Congress, as well as their key staff.

As the premier trade association representing the people and businesses that facilitate the relocation and movement of talent, it is imperative that Worldwide ERC® continues to work with key policymakers and their staff on public policies that will enable the workforce mobility industry to safely return to full operating speed and help propel a swift economic recovery following the pandemic.

Our members’ expertise in the safe and efficient support of a mobile workforce, including remote work, will be central to working with Congress on issues critical to our industry and the recovery of the U.S. economy. If an issue involves the recruiting, hiring, deploying, transferring and/or relocating of domestic or global talent, Worldwide ERC® has the experts. From supporting economic stimulus plans and tax reform to real estate and compliance to immigration reform, we are where work is going, and we will be there to find bipartisan solutions in 2021 and beyond.

The 117th Congress comprises the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and the Senate, currently led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). However, the results of the two Senate run-off elections in Georgia today will determine the Senate majority. (Republicans must win at least one of the two seats on the ballot today to retain their majority, and Democrats must win both to flip control in the Senate for this Congress.) The outcome of these run-offs will determine whether legislation will face political gridlock or potentially have some opportunity for movement through a simple or a supermajority.

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How This Impacts Mobility

This letter is just the first action of the Worldwide ERC® advocacy efforts this year on behalf of the workforce mobility industry. To see all of our advocacy to date, please visit our public policy webpage. Should any member have questions regarding the U.S. Congress or our public policy initiatives, please reach out to our Vice President of Member Engagement and Public Policy Rebecca Peters, rpeters@worldwideerc.org.