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Business, labor leaders join to ask Congress to roll back regulations

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The heads of one of the nation's most prominent business groups and one of its top labor organizations jointly called on Congress Friday to pass major regulatory reform, saying it was crucial the nation's economy and infrastructure.

"Many people wouldn't expect us to agree on such a high-profile political issue. But we do – for the same reason: jobs. We won't generate the kind of wage gains or employment growth that Americans deserve unless we fix a regulatory system that is too inefficient, too complex and too exposed to shifts in the political wind," said Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, and Sean McGarvey, president of the Laborers' International Union of North America, in a joint op-ed Fridayfor Fox News.

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