The DC Chamber of Commerce announced today that Barbara Lang, its president and chief executive for the past 11 years, will resign next year. News of Lang’s decision comes just two days after she scored one of her biggest political victories—the defeat of a DC Council bill that would have forced Walmart to pay wages more than 50 percent above the District’s minimum wage. In an interview with Washingtonian, Lang says that even though she beat back the Walmart bill, she’s not entirely opposed to a minimum wage hike, but she doesn’t know by how much it should be raised. And she won’t be leaving on pleasant terms with many of DC’s elected officials.
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