U.S. Chamber, trade groups back tax reform efforts

Leaders of 297 nationwide trade associations and chambers of commerce recently sent a letter to Congress in support of tax reform and praising the efforts the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees.

The letter was dispatched to elected representatives as U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue met with President Donald Trump and White House officials on Oct. 31, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce release said.

“The business community has been waiting a long time for an administration and president and a willing Congress to do what we haven’t done for many decades,” Donohue told meeting attendees as he thanked Trump for the opportunity to speak, according to the release.

“We’re going to have some differences among the business community on what should be the takeaways and the adds. But we just have to work on that, and I think your planning is really quite good,” Donohue told Trump, the release said.

In their letter to Congress, the associations and chambers of commerce said hard work regarding tax reform still lies ahead, the release said. "Completing the task will not be easy,” their message said, according to the release. “We commit to working with you to achieve our shared goal of comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform. Anything less is unacceptable.”

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