TokyoTokyo Mon - Fri 10:00-18:00 +81 (368) 662-975
info@mountequitygroup.com

Feud between GOP, pro-business groups explodes into view after spat over infrastructure bill

Mount Equity Group Tokyo, Japan > News > Business > Feud between GOP, pro-business groups explodes into view after spat over infrastructure bill

After being closely aligned for decades, it appears that Republicans and top business lobbying groups are having a very public falling-out over conservative lawmakers’ lack of support for a bipartisan infrastructure deal currently languishing in Congress.

According to digital politics site The Hill, every major business group in Washington, D.C. — including Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturers, among others — has expressed some measure of support for the bill, which was crafted by a group of lawmakers in both parties alongside the White House.

Business groups have long been a key constituency for Republicans, who worked closely with K Street lobbyists to craft a 2017 tax cut that offered hefty benefits to both corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Yet no more than a small handful of Republican members of Congress have agreed to vote for the legislation favored by…

Read more…