February 02, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today regarding the American Rescue Plan:

“The fastest, most effective way to provide immediate relief to American families and workers who are still reeling from the pandemic is through a strong, bipartisan compromise. Between the two sides there is more than enough common ground for an agreement. If the majority insists on pushing through legislation using reconciliation then they risk future success on long-overdue priorities including infrastructure, immigration reform, and climate change.

“Any relief package should be timely, targeted, and temporary, and laser-focused on confronting the current crisis. It should not be used as an opportunity to enact long-sought permanent policy changes. We urge both Republicans and Democrats to focus on the immediate needs of the American people, seek out common ground, and engage in meaningful negotiations to find a compromise that can enjoy broad bipartisan support and benefit all Americans.”

Today, the Chamber sent the following letter to President Biden and all members of Congress outlining specific areas of support, including funding for vaccination programs and re-opening schools.