Harrisburg Regional Chamber Signs Letter Requesting End to Government Shutdown

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber has added its signature to an official letter from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce directed to the President of the United States and all members of Congress to take immediate steps in restoring full operation of the federal government.

The government shutdown affects people and business both within our region and across the country,” said David Black, President and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC. “We believe both parties need to come together and compromise on a solution so we can restore our government back to full operations. We remind all parties, ‘compromise’ is not a dirty word.”

The letter states, “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.”

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber joins over 500 other chambers of commerce and business trade associations from all 50 states, nine of which are from Pennsylvania, representing every sector of the economy with its digital signature.

To view the full letter, visit: https://www.uschamber.com/letter/coalition-letter-ending-the-shutdown-and-reopening-the-federal-government


Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties through bold leadership, visionary members and powerful results. The organization provides a unique blend of business, community/economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost the economic vitality and livability across our region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce—a distinction achieved by only 1 percent of chambers across the nation.

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