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.
Our 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 legitimate policy differences, opportunities for consensus, 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.
Common Grounds: Legal Immigration Reform
Our special guests are Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL) and Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX), who discuss challenges and offer solutions.
Common Grounds: Permitting Reform
The issue: The federal permitting system is antiquated and leads to costly delays in critical projects. Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA-50) and Rep. John Curtis (R-UT-3) discuss the challenge and next steps. The takeaway?
Watch other 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.
- 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. Chamber
- 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.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce relaunched its bipartisan video series Common Grounds with a discussion on permitting reform featuring Rep. John Curtis (R-UT-3) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA-50).
This week’s U.S. Chamber of Commerce Common Grounds event featured a discussion with Reps. Nancy Mace and Mikie Sherrill on childcare.