U.S. Chamber Statement on Senate Passage of FY2016 Budget

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:30am

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten issued the following statement today after the Senate passed an FY2016 budget resolution:

“The passage of this budget in the Senate indicates a willingness on the part of the new majority to get things done for the good of the country. We applaud the Senate for meeting its responsibility by passing a budget that recognizes the need to address America’s long-term challenges by restraining federal spending, correcting the unsustainable growth path of entitlement spending, reducing federal budget deficits, containing the growth of federal debt, and enacting comprehensive tax reform.

“We urge the House and Senate to quickly reconcile these proposals, and look forward to working with them on the vital reforms necessary to get America’s fiscal house in order.”

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.