U.S. Chamber Statement on House Passage of the 2018 Budget Resolution

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:45am

Important First Step, but the Work is Just Beginning

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today after passage of the 2018 budget resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives:

“Passage of the 2018 budget resolution in the House today is an important and consequential first step toward achieving the pro-growth tax reform promised to American business owners, workers, and families. But the work is just beginning. We need the Senate to act quickly and to come together with their colleagues to deliver legislation that unlocks the potential for an overhaul of the tax code that will grow the economy, create jobs, and raise wages.

“As we’ve said before, failure is not an option, and the Chamber will be holding lawmakers accountable to make sure tax reform gets done for the American people.”

The U.S. Chamber’s Key Vote letter on H. Con. Res. 71 can be found online here. The U.S. Chamber will judge any tax reform package on whether it improves economic growth; its principles for pro-growth tax reform can be viewed here

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