September 30, 2023


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement after both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate acted today to pass a short-term stopgap spending measure to avert a government shutdown at the end of the fiscal year:

“The Chamber commends those in Congress who voted on a bipartisan basis to reach an agreement on a short-term budget solution. While brinksmanship is never the answer, we are pleased that the 'adults' stepped up to prevent a shutdown and the direct harm it would have caused to millions of Americans and American small businesses who would have been impacted beginning at midnight.

“We urge Congress to use these 45 days to complete the appropriations process, provide the urgently needed funding to support Ukraine in its war against Russian aggression, and take steps to secure the border.”