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Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Joins Coalition of Business Associations Calling on Congress and the President to End the Government Shutdown

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business associations calling on Congress and the President of the United States of America to end the ongoing government shutdown. The full letter is below:

"January 17, 2019

TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS:

On behalf of the American business community, we urge Congress and the administration to immediately take steps to restore the full operation of the federal government.

The current shutdown – now the longest in American history – is causing significant and in some cases lasting damage to families, businesses, and the economy as a whole. The harm is well documented and continues to compound with each passing day.

Since the shutdown began, various compromises have been floated by both Republicans and Democrats. There are numerous paths forward that would allow for the government to be reopened that should be acceptable to all parties. Failing to seize on one of those compromises that can pass Congress and be signed into law is unacceptable.

The time to act, the time to end this shutdown is now so that we can keep the economy moving forward."

 

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