After the Senate approved its deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, Corker issued a warning to business leaders, telling them not to be “a lackey for the president.”
“To be a CEO in America today ... you’ve got to know how to play the Washington game,” he said. “There are a lot of businesses that are trying to use what’s going on in Washington to advance their business interests, and good for them. That’s what they’re supposed to do.”
Engler said his CEOs continue to advocate for entitlement and tax reforms, among numerous other issues. When it comes to concrete fiscal ideas, Engler said, the CEOs have been impressed with Camp, Corker and Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Max Baucus, D-Mont., among others, who have specific proposals.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.