November 07, 2018


Donohue: “Divided Government Does Not — And Cannot — Mean Gridlock”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today on the outcome of the midterm elections:

“The Chamber congratulates all successful House and Senate candidates on their election victories.

“Throughout our history, the Chamber has worked with all types of majorities to advance a pro-growth policy agenda. While the composition of Congress may change, our objective never does: We’re focused on working with both political parties to push for policies that grow the American economy, create good jobs, and advance free enterprise.

“Divided government does not — and cannot — mean gridlock. We urge each and every leader to find the middle ground on issues including immigration, infrastructure, and trade.

“Now is the time for our elected leaders to train their focus on what can be achieved to keep up America’s economic momentum. There is much to do and no time to waste.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.