Busi­ness groups push for quick ac­tion

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — David Sherfin­ski

Lead­ers of four of the top U.S. busi­ness ad­vo­cacy groups are telling Congress to “move quickly” on tax re­form, as law­mak­ers pre­pare for break over July 4 and in Au­gust.

“As the lead­ers of the na­tion’s pre­em­i­nent busi­ness as­so­ci­a­tions rep­re­sent­ing busi­nesses of all in­ter­ests, forms, and sizes in all 50 states, we urge you to reach com­mon agree­ment on a tax re­form plan and move quickly to en­act tax re­form leg­is­la­tion,” the busi­ness lead­ers wrote to top con­gres­sional lead­ers this week.

The let­ter was signed by Thomas J. Dono­hue, pres­i­dent and CEO of the U.S. Cham­ber of Com­merce; Joshua Bolten, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Busi­ness Round­table; Juanita Dug­gan, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of In­de­pen­dent Busi­ness (NFIB); and Jay Timmons, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Man­u­fac­tur­ers (NAM).

“No ini­tia­tive likely to be con­sid­ered in this Congress of­fers more prom­ise than com­pre­hen­sive tax re­form to ac­cel­er­ate out of the cur­rent pat­tern of slow eco­nomic growth,” they wrote.

Con­gres­sional Repub­li­cans have re­peat­edly said they’ll pass a tax-code over­haul this year.

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