(WASHINGTON) -- After Tuesday's election results, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Thomas J. Donahue issued a statement saying that American voters sent a "powerful message to Washington."
Donahue said voters chose job creation and economic growth over more government spending and "burdensome regulations that have caused crippling uncertainty for businesses" as the Republican Party regained control of the House Tuesday.
"We agree with voters across the nation who clearly stated that a strong and vibrant private sector is critical to reviving our economy, creating jobs, and putting us on a path to long-term growth," said Donahue in a written statement.
Despite accusations by the Obama administration over the last month that the Chamber of Commerce was using foreign money to fund pro-Republican political ads, Donahue pointed to a need for bipartisanship, saying, "we will work with members of both parties who support policies that enable businesses of all sizes to do what they do best -- create jobs, opportunity and prosperity."
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