January 10, 2019 - Washington, DC USA: U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue delivers the 2019 State of American Business address.  |  Photo by Ian Wagreich  / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Chamber Urges End to Shutdown

The Chamber cites adverse consequences of shutdown and strongly urges Congress and the administration to resolve the impasse and reopen the government.

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State of American Business 2019
President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined the top challenges facing the business community and lays out the U.S. Chamber’s policy priorities.
U.S. flag in front of the U.S. Capitol dome.
We urge leaders in Congress and the administration to focus on areas of agreement and work together to advance our country’s best interests.
Customers shop at a Costco store in San Francisco, CA.
312,000 jobs were created in the U.S. in December 2018. The unemployment rate is 3.9%.
Empty beer cans wait to be filled at the Other Half Brewing Co. in Brooklyn, NY.
A 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum on imports from Canada and Mexico remain in place.
The Union Jack, flies in front of Big Ben, in London, U.K.
U.S. companies employ nearly 1.4 million Britons, and British companies employ more than 1.1 million Americans in the U.S.
The art of the possible.
We’re calling on our new and reelected leaders from both parties to claim the middle ground and reject the extremes on both sides.
A container ship sits docked a the Port of Oakland in Oakland, CA.
The tariff war will hurt consumers, reverse tax cuts, and cost jobs.
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