January 18, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement upon Congress averting a partial government shutdown this week. 

“We appreciate the bipartisan effort by members of Congress who are both trying to complete the appropriations process, while also voting to avoid a partial government shutdown.  

“While the devastating impacts of a partial government shutdown have once again been avoided in the short-term, constant brinksmanship causes harmful uncertainty for millions of businesses and workers who count on government to do its job so they can do theirs.

“The Administration, House, and Senate must now work together on a long-term government funding plan while also tackling unfinished business that will improve America’s security by addressing the border crisis and supporting Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.”