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Congress’ Focus for the Rest of the Year

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In a letter to Congress this week, the Chamber laid out the priorities for the business community for the rest of the year. Image for illustration purposes
In a letter to Congress this week, the Chamber laid out the priorities for the business community for the rest of the year. Image for illustration purposes

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce

In a letter to Congress this week, the Chamber laid out the priorities for the business community for the rest of the year.

Why it matters: The current Congress has plenty of work to do before the new Congress arrives in January. This includes preventing a rail strike and tax increases, as well as passing much-needed permitting reform.

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Be smart: The remaining work falls into two buckets: Items with January 3 deadlines, when the current Congressional session ends; and items that have made significant, often bipartisan, progress that would have to be restarted by the next Congress.

Items with Pre-January 3 deadlines:

·  Prevent a rail strike

·  Prevent stealth tax increases

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·  Finish the National Defense Authorization Act

·  Pass full-year appropriations bills

·  Extend the 737 Max certification deadline

Finish bipartisan action:

·  Finalize permitting reform

·  Combat organized retail theft

·  Enact retirement security reforms

·  Protect pregnant workers and employers

·  Expand educational opportunities and close the skills gap

And: Certainty is needed on issues like the potential termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs and an increase in the debt limit.

Bottom line: Congress should not lose the opportunity to produce much-needed results for American workers and job creators.

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