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BCA President Comments on Vote to End Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  OCTOBER 17, 2013


SEOUL—William J. Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama who is currently visiting with Hyundai officials in Seoul, South Korea, released the following statement on actions taken by Congress and the president to fully reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling:

“The BCA applauds Congress for voting to bring this government slowdown to an end, and the president for signing the continuing resolution.  While there are certainly federal spending, debt and entitlement issues that must be addressed in the long term, now is not the time to risk the credit of the United States which will have a detrimental effect on Alabama’s private sector job creators.”

The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly one million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.  BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.

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