Common Grounds: Both Sides of the Same Issue
Now more than ever, our nation needs elected leaders with the courage to reach across the aisle, pursue common ground, and forge real solutions to the challenges facing businesses, workers, families, and communities across America.
Building on our Bipartisanship and Leadership Awards program, the Common Grounds virtual event series convenes one Republican leader and one Democratic leader to explore important issues or challenges facing the business community and the nation.
Over a cup of coffee, we discuss opportunities for consensus, legitimate policy differences, and pathways to compromise and meaningful solutions.
We hope that you’ll join us as we sit down with leaders who have the courage to work across the aisle and get things done in Washington.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) on Leadership
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's most recent Common Grounds conversation invited Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) to the table for a discussion about bipartisan leadership and cooperation, with a focus on the long and productive careers of the two Representatives and on what is next for working across the aisle and delivering results for the American people and for the business community.
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Strengthening the ‘governing center’
Watch other the Common Grounds discussions
- Why We’re Launching New Awards to Honor Bipartisanship and Leadership in CongressFor there to be meaningful and long-lasting solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems, we need pragmatic political leaders who have the courage to solve huge business and economic growth issues through common sense solutions built from a durable political center.Learn more
- We all must help strengthen the ‘governing center’Gridlock is not an option for business, and it shouldn’t be an option for the elected officials who run our government. - Suzanne Clark, President and CEO, U.S. ChamberLearn more
- We need leaders with the courage to pursue common ground and bold solutions to our nation's challengesWe are proud to present the U.S. Chamber’s annual Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award and Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship, recognizing members of Congress who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.Learn more
This week’s U.S. Chamber of Commerce Common Grounds event featured a discussion with Reps. Nancy Mace and Mikie Sherrill on childcare.