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U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Comments on Obama Administration’s Delay of Employer Mandate

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 8:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration’s decision to postpone implementation of the employer mandate by one year:

“Since the beginning of the health reform debate the U.S. Chamber has consistently stated the employer mandate and other burdensome provisions of Obamacare would be harmful to job creation and economic growth. The Administration's decision to recognize this fact yesterday and delay the implementation of the employer mandate is welcomed by the business community and will help avoid some serious near-term economic consequences of this law. As we move forward, the Chamber will continue to work with the Administration and lawmakers to mitigate potential problems associated with Obamacare implementation.”

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.