U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue delivers the 2019 State of American Business address.

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Coalition Letter on Ending the Shutdown and Reopening the Federal Government

More than 300 business groups — national associations and groups in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Guam — have joined together in urging the President and Congress to end the government shutdown.

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A sign announcing the closure of the National Archives due to a partial government shutdown is displayed in Washington, D.C.
Leaders in Washington must come to the table and find a solution that reopens the federal government.
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.
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.
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.
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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