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Business Lobby Risks Clash With Trump on Trade, Immigration

Posted January 11, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Ben Brody & Mark Niquette – Bloomberg)

Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue called for pro-trade policy and immigration changes and warned against dysfunction in Washington, setting up the largest business lobby for potential conflict with the White House over the best path for growth.

After finding common cause in 2017 with President Donald Trump on tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks, the powerful conservative business group could part ways with the White House on key issues including trade and the midterm elections.

“A major mistake in Washington – such as withdrawal from NAFTA or defaulting on our debt – would undermine our growth,” he said during his annual speech on the state of American business Wednesday. “An upheaval in our government would sap confidence, stoke uncertainty and stymie progress on a pro-growth agenda.” Click here to read more.

Related: U.S. Chamber Hopes for Progress on NAFTA, Infrastructure, Immigration (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)