U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue gave the annual State of American Business address, where he outlined top priorities for the business community in the coming year. During the event, the Chamber highlighted several business leaders who are finding solutions in the face of uncertainty and called upon government leaders to adopt the must-do spirit of American business to address challenges and seize opportunities in Washington, in the states, and around the world.
Chamber Calls for Meaningful Action in Washington
While acknowledging the complex political environment, Donohue called out top challenges that require bipartisan action in Washington, including a comprehensive infrastructure package, reforms to our immigration system, and solutions to climate change.
“Does it sound like we can afford to take the year off?” Donohue asked. “Of course not—inaction is not an option. So, let’s flip the conventional wisdom that nothing gets done in an election year. It’s because it’s an election year that folks will want and need to be productive.”