March 26, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marty Durbin, senior vice president of policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement in response to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge early this morning. While search and rescue operations for the victims of this terrible incident are the priority, we are working closely with the Maryland State Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, as well as other industry and government partners to assess its impact and provide assistance.

"As a critical thoroughfare for Maryland and the East Coast, this bridge has kept people, businesses, and communities connected. Unfortunately, its prolonged closure will likely disrupt commercial activities and supply chains that rely on the bridge and Port of Baltimore each day. We will support the many individuals, businesses, and communities affected by this incident and help to both identify and implement solutions during this challenging time."