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Pitts: “The cost of the Senate’s inaction continues to rise”

April 20, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ted Pitts issued the following statement after the Senate adjourned this afternoon:

“In the business world, employees are out of work if they don’t do their jobs. So of course the business community is disappointed that the Senate headed home early – at 3:00 PM on Thursday – after taking a vacation last week.  The cost of the Senate’s inaction continues to rise.

“Senators should follow the House’s lead and work together to find a compromise that gets a super majority support.  With only nine legislative days left this session, we’re are still hopeful that Senators pass a long-term funding solution for infrastructure. The people of South Carolina expect them to find that solution before going home for summer vacation because we can’t wait another year to fix our roads and bridges.”

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