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May 14, 2007

Valdosta - Representatives from the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce will be heading to Washington D.C. to present their federal legislative agenda.

The agenda was developed by the Chamber of Commerce for it's members and will be presented to Georgia Senators, Congressmen, and other representatives.

It includes issues like increasing the minimum wage, small business tax breaks, and more funding for local and state health care programs.  "One of the issues we want to press this year is the peach care issue where Georgia desperately needs additional federal funding we feel like we deserve," says Chamber member Tom Gooding.

They say issues like Peach Care could be settled in as little as a few months but other issues could take several years of lobbying before seeing results.

But they'll keep making the trip each year until they do.

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