On the morning of September 28, 2017 a letter signed by 244 associations and state and local chambers of commerce was sent to all Members of Congress. As the voice of Utah business and champion of community prosperity, the Salt Lake Chamber was among those who signed this critical message urging a budget resolution to initiate tax reform.

In a survey of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Board of Governors, an overwhelming majority noted tax reform as their number one federal priority. The Chamber has long stood behind this prerogative, most recently stating in the 2017 Public Policy Guide, “we support comprehensive reforms of the American tax system that will attract international investment, encourage innovation, foster economic growth and job creation, and increase our global competitiveness.”

Having been 31 years since Congress addressed federal tax reform it is time to revisit the code that, as stated in the letter, “has become an anchor weighing down the economy, job creation, and wage growth for American families.” Utah’s business community supports this effort to buoy free enterprise and stands behind Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is his statement to Congress, “failure is not an option.”